Let art give you a lift

Birds on a Wire-Fractal Watercolor Fusion Art


Are you down in the dumps and feeling blue? You need art.
Did you know that art can relieve anxiety and improve your mood?

Studies have shown that viewing beautiful artwork can mimic the feelings you get when you are falling in love by releasing dopamine in your brain.

There are also reports that art can improve your critical thinking skills. These benefits are reported to come not only from creating art but also from looking at art.

When you are choosing a piece of art to display in your own home, be sure to consider how that art makes you feel, because this will be a lasting effect for you and can even have positive health benefits, both mentally and physically.

I am happy to invite you to browse my artist website and let it give you a lift. You might just fall in love with something and want to take it home with you where you can reap the happy benefits everyday!

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!