Nature revealed: an artist's view of the wildflowers of South Australia.
Adelaide: Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, 2008.
Quarto, paperback, 149 pp. coloured illustrations, map.
Jan Woodman presents a personal view of the South Australian bushland across much of the State. Her text recounts first encounters, passions for particular plants and places, and concerns for the diminishing and increasingly spoiled natural vegetation. Her fine brushwork portrays in detail the beauty and diversity of its wildflowers. Plants that grow naturally together and flower at the same time are often painted together. A chapter is devoted to collages of orchids and mushrooms, her favourite groups. Jan's work has a valuable scientific aspect resulting from interaction with botanists at the State Herbarium of South Australia.