About Madison Woods


Hi, I’m Madison Woods. My husband and I live in northwest Arkansas far off the paved highways, a perfect environment for a nature artist.

Ozark pigments

Madison Woods, Artist, Pigment Hunter, & Paint-maker
Madison Woods, Artist, Pigment Hunter, & Paint-maker

There are many fabulous painters in this region.  However, as far as I know, none of them are using the local pigments in their work.

Before I start a painting, I collect the pigments I’ll need to produce the painting. If I’m working on series, then I’ll collect and create enough paint for the entire series before I get started.

Click here to learn more about the paints.

Click here for my artist statement.

Click here to read my general bio at Wild Ozark’s website

Keep reading below for general information about the timeline of my leap into the abyss of art…

Becoming a Painter

My life as a watercolorist began in the summer of 2018. Before that I used colored pencils for drawings. I’m self-taught in all aspects of art. As for the paintings, I’ve only ever used my own watercolors, so I have no idea how they ‘work’ as compared to store-bought varieties. For all I know, I wouldn’t be able to make a worthwhile effort with those at all.

While I enjoy painting anything of nature, I am most passionate about painting the birds of prey. But it’s really more about the predator/prey relationship than it is about the birds, specifically. Other themes that resonate with me include the duality of nature and liminal spaces. You’ll find all of this reflected in my art at some point or another.

Timeline: Paintings, Career Benchmarks, Awards and Accomplishments

  • 2018
    • July – began making paint, began painting
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
    • 2021 January – Wild & Scenic Film Festival, placed 3rd in 2D (paintings)
    • 2021 February – Spotlight Article in Okra Magazine, Issue 13
    • 2021 June – Solo Exhibit, ASSEMBLY Project, in conjunction with INTERFORM.art | Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale, AR
    • 2021 July – broke the sales record at the Downtown Rogers Art on the Bricks (sold 5 original works that afternoon)
    • 2021 September – Bosque Arts Classic (juried by Tyler Crow CA, Bosque Arts Center in Clifton, TX)
    • 2021 Oct 25-Nov 5 | Audubon Artists 79th Annual Exhibition, at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Gallery Pages

Madison Woods is an author, artist, and Paleo Paint maker living
with her husband in northwest Arkansas far off the beaten path. She uses paint made from rocks, and mostly Ozark pigments to create her paintings.

Contact Info:
Email: Madison@wildozark.com
Instagram: @wildozark
Facebook: @wildozark

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