Introducing…. Vegetable Paintings!

Well, it is weird.  I have never really enjoyed eating vegetables, and now, I am dedicating a whole collection of canvases to them!  It has always been a losing battle to get myself to eat properly, thus, I have mostly ignored the whole matter of health and nutrition.  Predictably, this pattern of eating caught up with me, and as a result. I have been an obesity statistic for far too long.

Finally, I made the decision to turn things around before Diabetes or even worse conditions could take hold.  I started making small improvements and dedicated myself to researching the healthiest possible diet.  Happily, I have now adopted a plant-based way of eating, and though it is still a struggle, it is becoming easier every day.

One of the easiest facets to love about the plant-based lifestyle is the beauty to be beheld in the plethora of fruits and vegetables.  I may or may not want to eat them, but they certainly cast a captivating spell as I butcher them for my evening meal.  I decided that the fleeting beauty of the vegetables as experienced in the process of food preparation was something I wanted to preserve and celebrate in my paintings.  So far, I have completed four paintings, and now, I simply want to share!

ColorFlower Gateway

Acrylic on Canvas, 2020
30 x 30

Cauliflower:  My gateway to healthier eating.  This vegetable is easy to like when steamed, pureed, and combined with mashed potatoes!

Cabbage Punk

Acrylic on Canvas, 2020
36 x 36

Cutting into a head of red cabbage reveals such a visual treat!  This painting celebrates this unique labyrinth tinged with healthy phytonutrient pigments.

Call of the Kaleidoscopic Carrot Medallion

Acrylic on Canvas, 2020
18 x 18

This painting is inspired by the beauty of the humble slice of carrot, one of the few vegetables I have always been able to eat without too much fuss.

Celerlectric Swirling

Acrylic on Canvas, 2020
30 x 24

A playful look at the swirling refuse end of a celery bunch.  I never have been able to tolerate eating celery unless it is pulverized and disintegrated into a soup!

Thankfully, I am now a much healthier version of myself!  My journey to better health continues, and I look forward to becoming even more at ease with incorporating vegetables into my meals.  If you are interested in learning more about the plant-based way of eating, you can check out these very illuminating resources!  You can also see countless videos featuring these good doctors on YouTube.

Dr. Michael Gregor
Books:   How Not to Die, How Not to Diet, How to Survive a Pandemic

Dr. William Bulsiewicz
Book: Fiber Fueled

Dr. Alan Goldhammer
Book:  The Pleasure Trap

Dr. Garth Davis
Book:  Proteinaholic

Dr. John A McDougall
Books:  The Starch Solution, etc.

Dr. Michael Klaper

Dr. Neal Barnard
Books:  Your Body in Balance, The Cheese Trap, Reversing Diabetes, etc.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell
Books:  The China Study, The Low Carb Fraud, Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
Books:  Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

Dr. Dean Ornish
Books:  Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases, etc.

Dr. Joel Khan
Book:  The Plant Based Solution

Comments are closed.