Posts tagged ‘native plants’

April 2, 2017

Paintings at The Gardener, Spring 2017

The Gardener
Several of my paintings are now available at The Gardener at all three store locations: Fourth Street in Berkeley, San Francisco Ferry Building, and Healdsburg in Sonoma County, offering a selection of Thistle, Poppy, and Corn Lily paintings. I hope you’ll have an opportunity to visit these exquisite stores. I’m quite thrilled!

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September 20, 2015

Sunspot, Corn Lily 301

Lorrie Fink 301 Sunspot 72 sm

Sunspot, Corn Lily 301. Oil on paper, image size: 12 x 12 in. Lorrie Fink, 2015

Recent work from the Wild Things series, as I continue to investigate and interpret botanical forms. Corn Lilies (Veratrum californicum) are native perennials that grow in moist meadow lands of the Eastern Sierras and are found in several western states. Although considered poisonous, these plants contain a unique alkaloid that has been used in clinical trials to treat certain forms of cancer, by inhibiting the hedgehog signaling pathway.