There couldn’t be a better place to display local art than Justus Drugstore Restaurant in Smithville, MO. Their much acclaimed food is created from scratch with painstaking care, using local small farm producers.

While both the owners have backgrounds as chefs, Johnathan also trained as a fine artist. A few of his pieces are on display around the restaurant and are not for sale.

Justus big view 500

 The only other artwork on display there is mine. Everything on display was collected locally, even the papaya, first in the picture above, which comes from a friend’s two story solarium. Also above, left to right, is Canna, something unknown, Marjoram, and Squash.

Other pieces on display throughout are surprisingly pretty Watermelon,   Tobacco, Sage, Bamboo, Pitcher Plant, and Kale.

Below is Rumex, Watermelon and Kale (left to right).

Justus Trio