Is Art Necessary?


Modern Minimal Colorful Geometric Color Sampler

Do you think art is necessary?

Many people think of art as an unnecessary luxury item but
I want to convince you that art can be necessary to your life and business.

Consider this, colorful abstract art can be used to stimulate or calm emotions.

For instance, blue is calming and therefore can be used to soothe anxiety in
places like a dentist office waiting room or a clinic exam room.

Red represents power, passion energy appetite and action. This is a great
color to use in places like gyms to stimulate energy or restaurants to enhance appetites.

Orange is a youthful color and represents creativity and fun. A great color for
community rooms in retirement homes to help the residents feel young again.
Or in school art classrooms to add a fun and creative atmosphere.

Yellow is the color of hope and happiness. Use it in sick rooms, a hospital waiting room or anywhere you need to inspire hope.

Green is stress relieving, it also motivates and is a great color for offices and work spaces.

The simple act of hanging a colorful abstract piece of art in your space can affect the
moods and reactions of the people you serve, work with or care for, so choose your
art wisely and put it to work for you.

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Abstract Realism

example of modern abstract realism
One of my own abstract realism artworks.


There was a question recently posed in an artists forum discussion. “Abstract or Realism?” and my gut response was, both! So I started to explore if there was such a thing as abstract realism, because I really feel like we shouldn’t have to choose one or the other.

As it turns out Abstract realism is an art style that has been around for centuries but only began to be recognized¬† around the 1950’s and 60’s. It has however recently gained a lot of popularity with today’s artists and art lovers. It is a fusion of abstract techniques and realism that lends itself to the digital medium quite well and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I have even created some abstract realism pieces myself without even realizing that was what I was doing.¬† But I think it adds an element of interest, excitement and individuality to a piece to have both abstract and realistic elements blended together.¬†

So if someone asks you; “abstract or realism?” just say both!