Underpinning my art is the need to establish a deeper connection with the land. 

 

I'm seeking to understand the workings of the ecology of the landscape as well as human history with nature. 

 

My paintings communicate not just images of wild plants, herbs, and pollinators but also folklore about the interrelationship between nature and humans. Small bits of wisdom, poetry, and practical advice are written among the chaos of my designs.

 

Respect for the interconnectedness of the natural world as well as our own relationship with it is important to my own journey, and grows for me with every painting.

 

Margaret Shipman

Specimens 3
Specimens 3

24" oil on canvas and paper

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Specimens 4
Specimens 4

24" oil on canvas and paper

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Samhain
Samhain

20" oil on canvas

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Specimens 3
Specimens 3

24" oil on canvas and paper

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