WHITE MAGNOLIA Oil/canvas 48×48

PASSIONFLOWER I Oil/canvas 48×48

PASSIONFLOWER II Oil/Canvas 48×48

POPPY II Oil/canvas 36×36

ANISE Oil/canvas 36×36

laurenartnov12_0013-1024x1024WINTER CHERRY Mixed media with gold leaf/canvas 60 x 60

dsc5391-1024x1024BLUE MAGNOLIA mixed media/canvas 48 x 48 sold

LOTUS mixed-media with gold-leaf/canvasĀ  36 x 36 sold

botanica-005-1005x1024COW LILY mixed media with gold leaf/canvas 48 x 48

img_0028-1024x1024BLUE GENTIAN mixed media with gold leaf/canvas 48 x 48

RED CLOVER mixed-media with gold-leaf/canvasĀ  48 x 48 sold

img_0036-1024x1024PEONY mixed media with gold leaf/canvas 36 x 36

poppies1-1024x1024POPPIES II mixed media with gold leaf/canvas 36 x 36 Sold 2017

peony-2-1013x1024PANSY mixed media with gold-leaf/canvas 36 x 36 sold

passionflowers-1024x1024PASSIONFLOWER 60 x 60 mixed media with gold leaf/canvas

BOTANICA MEDICA references the early naturalists and botanists, many of them women, whose work documented the beauty and wonder of nature. Their works of art contributed to the formation and foundation of modern science. All of the botanicals featured are medicinal and are painted in part with gold or gold-leaf, pointing to the commercial value of their medicinal properties often exploited by the pharmaceutical industry.