Kevin Willson Workshops at BCG's 21st Bonsai Annual Exhibition 2012

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Post  cosmos on Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:37 pm

Hi
I would like to share some pics from the workshops carried out by Kevin Willson in BCG's garden. BCG (standing for Bonsai Culture Group-Malta), this year celebrated the official opening of its clubhouse. As part of the celebrations the BCG invited Kevin Willson from the UK. Kevin focused mostly on deadwood techniques. Members were invited to attend these two workshops and brought trees on which Kevin worked.

We really enjoyed watching Kevin. He worked like a bee (indeed he started from 9am till noon, 1 hour break, then again back to work from 2pm till 6pm). Thank you Kevin for such a good time.

Hope you like them.

Kevin making his pick. He chooses an olive bought from Modica, Sicily.



















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Post  cosmos on Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:37 pm







































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Post  Rob C on Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:32 pm

Hello cosmos...I have followed Kevin's work for a few years now.. It is always mind blowing and absolutely incredible.. I would actually like to see more of his work highlighted in the bonsai world. One of my favorite bonsai is a yew that he worked on maybe a couple years back. I saved the picture as soon as I saw it. The tree was not even in a bonsai pot yet and it is still one of my favorite bonsai.

Here is the yew I am talking about.

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Post  newzealandteatree on Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:28 am

I like his works. A true artist. No bullshit. Please post more.

Cheers,

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Post  john5555leonard on Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:30 am

hi rob,< and all> i always get a buzz seeing kevin on ibc, he was my inspiration and tutor for several years. he came and stayed at my home in uk for a week and worked on my trees, it was awesome watching him work. that yew is so amazing it was copied by someone in ceramic and the ceramic copies were about 1000 ukp each < maybe someone else knows more about them > i actually saw the yew in kev,s greenhouse before he styled it and he said he was going to put a mattress on the floor next to it, because he said when people see it they,re going to fall over lol Very Happy . regards john

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Post  cosmos on Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:31 pm

I have been following Kevin Willson for years now. I think that he is a pioneer in driftwood both in the UK and in Europe.

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For each tree Kevin made a scetch drawing of what the tree would look like.






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Post  Guest on Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:32 pm

Is it possible to show a nice big closeup of the finished tree?....It looks like a truly great carving Smile

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Post  cosmos on Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:14 pm

Hi Yvonne
I will tell owner of tree to send me a close up of the deadwood. In the meantime more pic of another tree that Kevin worked on.








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Post  cosmos on Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:21 pm

Again the futuristic vision of the tree as scetched in just 5 to 10 minutes by Kevin.








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Post  Guest on Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:19 pm

Hi Cosmos

Look forward to see the photo Smile
The next tree is also amazing....kevin understand movement. He can make a tree dance.

The first tree with the fat belly, made me think on my own shohin-olive, it is like a lazy fat potato...inspired by kevin, and the resent workshop with Will, did I today make deadwod work on it...hollows and everything.
Great fun.....

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Post  cosmos on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:23 pm

Anothe tree and Kevin's interpretation.


























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