The Medicinal Herb Series

Based on research into the medicinal uses of both current healthcare and traditional folkways, these vibrant paintings reflect possible solutions to a number of health issues.

A sense of modern, story-telling images, for example, from the usage of milk thistle, cranberry, and violets in biblical times for digestive concerns, to derivatives of impatiens and periwinkle that are used in the treatment of cancers today…agar and papaya, castor beans, poppies, digitalis, and many other plants speak to the confluence of our ancestors’ wisdom and that of modern medicine.