Medicine Art Gallery

Medicine Art is the concept that all forms of art and expression are acknowledged forms of therapy and medicine. Medicine Art helps people navigate through: life transitions, questions of meaning and identity, grief and loss. Medicine Art uses Expressive Art Therapy (EAT), Counselling and Compassionate Inquiry (Ci) to guide, inspire, heal and acknowledge emotional pain.

This site is all about MEDICINE ART created in my Expressive Art Therapy sessions and my personal art work which I use for counselling. When people come to me for therapy they might feel stuck and need inspiration, help or medicine. When I give workshops I ask, "what is your medicine?" When I ask this, I am simply asking about your self care or anything that nourishes your spirit.

Medicine Art Calendar

To My Sponsors

If you haven't seen the Calendar, the youtube video will show you it's layout and designs. In my sponsor pdf you will find different listed option to contribute to this calendar. The Calendar will be only printed in small batches up to 5 calendars, that means that you'll find your logo on the next order. Please comment on the You Tube video for questions or suggestions. If you are interested in getting one pls contact me for details maybe I can deliver it to you in person or send it. Shipping will apply.

View sponsor proposal, click here.

Free Medicine Art Downloads

Medicine Art From Clients

The following pictures showcase how an Expressive Art Therapy session looks and the creations from participants. Thank you for you consent to use them for this site.

For people who want to believe in themselves, I ask them to write everything they like about themselves and other people value about them in a thought bubble.

Feeling save and held, being able to explore the darkest places through painting and collage. We where able to express what was difficult though councelling, being able to express painful memories of the past for the first time was a breakthrough.

This peace of art was created by someone who felt angry about comments from her family and friend. First we captured the words which made her upset and discussed what they triggered in her. Then on top of those words we wrote with fingers what's required to not feel like that anymore.

We have feelings before we have words. Often we feel there is a burden we can't find words for, but we can use the arts! In this case we used visual art to express, anger, fear, disorientation. After all that was expressed we wrote down the words which came up after releasing all the stress. A wire was used as an warm up to get started with paint.

Before a Medicine Music event people where asked to write what they would need for this year on small yellow notes.

Medicine Music event from Empower Health 25th Nov. 2018

After the Medicine Music event participants were asked to do write or draw their experience on paper.

Medicine Music event from Empower Health 25th Nov. 2018

Wild flowers Expressive Art Therapy event addressing grief and loss.

Wild flowers Expressive Art Therapy event addressing grief and loss.

Medicine Art by Iveno


My Medicine Art presentation, explaining how it all started and how I combine Expressive Art Therapy, counselling and Ci.

My Medicine Art easily displays positive, awkward and painful subjects without the need for words which can be challenging. A picture says a thousand words which my clients no longer need to say because the image does that for them. This makes my Medicine Art so special because clients acknowledge their personal or spiritual challenges even after the session as you can take it with you.

Talk therapy and counselling can be challenging and exhausting, I use my Medicine Art to create a different counselling experience. When I sell my art on the street people often recognize and need within themselves to seek my services. Some images can also work as suicidal intervention cards, addressing feelings which often occur when someone is in that state of mind, helpless or not feeling heard.

Art I sell on the street, created with watercolor, acrylic, pencil and digital.

Under Anger there is always pain

We all belong is a great image which you can use for your school to foster diversity

Personal development and growth will only happen out of the comfort zone, you can only thrive by taking small risks

Talking isn't doing

These illustrations have helped many people to visualize a process, to acknowledge pain.

The roller coaster of life I use to inquire where people are in their life, instead of "How are you?"

Respect is the best soil for all relationships

The power of forgiving yourself and others!

Burned out by not taking care of your personal needs

The overbearing parent and the psychological impact

Anger and it's consequence

There is no expiry date on us

Emotional pain requires to be held

I acknowledge the indigenous people of this land

Environmental exploitation education for children

Exploitation is happening through consumers and their choices

Walk towards your shadow to conquer your fear

Smartphone are great devices, but they also bring challenges which I have addressed through these illustrations.

Are you in a cell phone

i-Listen when the phone is off

i-Relax when the phone is off

Educational LGBQT Medicine Art for people who want to speak visually

My Kindness cards helping to foster Kindness

This suggests that some of us say a lot and don't put it into action.

Everybody need a break once in a while.

My Emotional cards indicting positive and negative experience through emoticons

Giving thanks every day

Not giving thanks everyday

My advertisement, someone explodes.

Everybody need a break once in a while.

Teacher plants have their say, and they say it really strong and loud.

Haunted by his negative past, trying to run it out.

To remember which land we are on, Native Land.

Everybody need a break once in a while.

All my art available as stickers, shirts, mugs, phone cases etc.
That was after I came back from Peru, I was never the same.
My biggest fan doing an unpacking video.

I have many kindness cards on my Redbubble shop, click here.

Medicine Art advertisement posters

The Christmas season is the time where the suicidal rate is the highest. This poster is supposed to be a suicidal prevention tool.

This one simply targets people who might never shared their feelings with anybody. When ever I experienced people like that this is how it appears to me in my mind. All the emoticons are events from the past which where held in and never shared.