A curated selection of paintings, poetry, essays, photography and other art forms by Persons with Parkinson’s.

There is a body of research in cognitive science suggesting that the onset of Parkinsons’s disease may produce a creative impulse in some. There is no question that to be reminded of one’s mortality is sobering and can drive one to look for ways to process the grief and other emotions they may be feeling. Others, having stepped away from their careers, suddenly have more time on their hands and search for a way to spend this time productively. But for some special few, there is something more mysterious and magical at work. Some become filled a creative impulse that seeks an outlet and, when expressed, helps soothe them. For these few, art becomes integral to their lives in ways that they never thought possible before.

Poem April 2, 2021

Christopher Lion

Laredo on Range

Essay March 31, 2021

Nan Little

Caring Partners

It’s not about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

- Sue Edge

Essay March 27, 2021

Christopher Lion

An Awful Lot to Live For

Artwork March 24, 2021

Lonnie Seery

Red Contemplation

March 24, 2021
Poem March 23, 2021

Wayne A. Gilbert

PD on ZZ (Top)

March 23, 2021
Poem March 23, 2021

Robin Morgan

A Worm of Robbins

I had this crazy shaking thing, swirling round my frame, I missed my job, I missed my life, I just didn’t feel the same, but I’ve got friends, real good friends to the end.

- Dan Ryan Brooks

Artwork March 19, 2021

Mike Riley

The Goat

March 19, 2021
Poem March 17, 2021

Wayne A. Gilbert

parkie morning yoga

Poem March 16, 2021

Robin Morgan

Doing The Blood Work

Instead of planning for nursing homes, we decided to plan for life. Instead of redefining ourselves as caregiver and patient, we reaffirmed our relationship as partners, recognizing there would be changes along the way.

- Nan Little

Essay March 15, 2021

Christopher Lion

PD Outliers

Poem March 15, 2021

Jan Seale


Excerpt March 15, 2021

Carol Clupny

The Ribbon of Road Ahead (An Excerpt)

Artwork March 15, 2021

Ingrid Hauff


March 15, 2021
Artwork March 14, 2021

Ralph Hyson

Becky’s Blueberries

March 14, 2021
Poem March 12, 2021

Jan Seale

The Dys-es are Dissing the Parkie

Artwork March 11, 2021

Mike Riley

The Elephant

March 11, 2021

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

- Bill Bucklew (quoting T. S. Eliot), On what inspired his walk across America