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.

Essay April 15, 2021

Carol Clupny

I Turned off my DBS Today (Why Did I Do That?)

Artwork April 15, 2021

Ingrid Hauff

The Robin and The Red Fish

April 15, 2021
Excerpt April 14, 2021

Alex Andron

World Without Limit (An Excerpt)

My certain future based upon hopeful dreams and ambitions is suddenly replaced with uncertainty.

- Alex Andron, World Without Limit, 2020

Artwork April 13, 2021

Debra Magid

Shake with Me

April 13, 2021
Artwork April 10, 2021

Enrique Flores-Galbis

A Tropical Childhood

April 10, 2021
Music April 8, 2021

Dan Ryan Brooks

Parkinson’s Blues

Poem April 7, 2021

Wayne A. Gilbert

i say again

Artwork April 5, 2021

Ingrid Hauff

Parkinson’s Bear

April 5, 2021
Essay April 3, 2021

Steve Gilbert

My Rock Steady Story

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