It’s been proven that art improves overall mental health.
With the chaos and uncertainty of these days of Covid-19, any opportunity to improve our mental health when considering coming back to the office is sure to be met with a positive reception.
In many cases this takes the form of art therapy which is “an application of the visual arts in a therapeutic context”(1)
But you don’t even need a therapist to enjoy the therapeutic benefits as there are many things you can try from home: doodling, sketching, making collages, sculpting with clay, etc. There are even a number of adult coloring books that can be purchased for the purposes of stress relief and relaxation.
Another way to derive mental health benefits from art is through adding art to your environment. Studies have shown that in the workplace “viewing artwork, particularly realistic nature scenes, helps workers restore mental energy and reduce stress”(2)
Other studies show that beyond the stress relief factors, “there are five main ways [employees] are impacted by the art in their workplace: the art promotes social interactions, elicits emotional responses, facilitates personal connection-making, generally enhances the workplace environment and fosters learning.”(3)
At Reflections West Art we offer Fine Art originals for rent that will enhance your office environment. In the Gallery section of our website, you will see some of the best in our collection. From oils to watercolours, acrylics to bronzes, you will experience the peace of the rolling foothills, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and the rich history of the West. Reach out if you are interested in art rentals for your mental health and that of your employees; we would love to get you started.
“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.”
~John Lubbock (1834-1913), “The Pleasures of Life”