The Sunflower

When Vincent van Gogh began his series of sunflower paintings in Arles, in the South of France in August 1886, he is said to have risen early to capture the flowers before the heat of the day could wilt them in the vase. But this isn’t what we see in the paintings. The flowers speak…

A Picture Speaks…

The forthcoming Plant Portraits books will be richly illustrated. But it’s not about glossy imagery with style over substance. Images have been researched and chosen with the aim of bringing the remedies to life, through photography and botanical art.  It is useful to be aware of the shapes, colours and forms of the plants behind…

Asteraceae book available soon

It is ten years since the publication of Sea Remedies, Evolution of the Senses and I’m preparing to launch a new series of books, Plant Portraits. The first book in the series will be ASTERACEAE, remedies of the sunflower family PART ONE includes a succinct materia medica of 35 Asteraceae remedies, formerly known as the…