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Folklore and medicine of wildflowers and the history and spirituality of the land are where I draw inspiration for my paintings. 

My work focuses on the wildflowers around me. Living in Vermont this includes Dandelions, Violets, Day-lilies, Queen Anne's Lace, Goldenrod, Aster, and so many more.

I add details about the plants' stories and place in the lives of our ancestors in the form of collaged text, photos, fabric, and maps. I hope that looking at my paintings is like a conversation with old friends who you are getting to know more deeply.    - Margaret Shipman

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