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.
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.
My work features Ozark colors.
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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. It is with this subject that I intend to focus the rest of my career, though I may diverge from time to time to make special requests for commissions, or my grand-girls who are not so fond of the birds and prefer things like foxes and crows.
Timeline: Paintings, Career Benchmarks, Awards and Accomplishments
- 2018 July – began making paint, began painting
- July – completed Kestrel No. 1, Kestrel No. 2
- August- completed Kestrel No. 3
- Sept- Pelican No. 1, Crow No. 1
- Oct- Fox No. 1
- Dec- Twisted Tree No. 1
- 2019 Jan- Goshawk No. 1, Goshawk No. 2 “Rhapsody”
- Feb- Fox No. 1 accepted into Artists of Northwest Arkansas Members Show, Faulkner Center for Performing Arts
- Feb- Kestrel No. 3, Pelican No. 1, Fox No. 1 chosen by curator Courtney Taylor for inclusion in the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 2019-2020 Artists Registry
- Feb- Created a Vision Plan for the Ozark Birds of Prey project