Tonya Lemos


Tony(a) Lemos works at the intersection of herbalism and art and has worked as a community herbalist/educator for over 25 years helping people connect with plants as allies for healing (physical /emotional and spiritual). She currently teaches a Botanical Art studio program at Blazing Star Herbal School as well as a year long herbal apprenticeship which is now in its 23nd year. She is inspired by all aspects of the natural world and the elements and works actively with the alchemical processes of Green World, be it eco-printing, alternative photography methods or foraging and medicine making. Her artwork and healing work is process based centering around relationship, well-being, creativity, connection and co-existence. She believes art and creativity to be an integral part of the healing process. Presently her work is multidisciplinary combining, relief and intaglio printmaking, monotype and contact printing with botanicals, and alternative photography methods. She has exhibited several solo shows In Northampton and North Adams and has participated in many group shows. She has been lecturing for 30 and more recently taught at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, Tower Hill Botanical Garden, and the Provincetown Art Museum. Tony(a) was a Research Assistant at Zea Mays Printmaking, a green printmaking studio in Florence Ma where she used her plant knowledge to experiment with making inks for use with silkscreening. She has recently been awarded a United Plant Savers Art Residency at the Botanical Sanctuary in Athens Ohio and several Cultural Council grants to travel the state with her botanical art workshops.


  1. Mixed Media Art

    Artist's Books, Scrap Books, Wearable Art, Street Art, Zines
    Assemblage, Book Altering, Carving, Collage, Decoupage, Mosaic, Painting, Printmaking, Linoleum Stamping, Natural & Found Object Stamping, Rubber Stamping
  2. Herbalism

    Health & Wellness, Education, Medicine Making, Wild Crafting
    Middle Eastern Herbalism, Mediterranean Herbalism, Western Herbalism
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