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Yes – Colour Heals!

It’s true, colour heals!

Did you ever have one of those cheap mood rings when you were younger? For those of you that didn’t or don’t remember, mood rings supposedly changed color based on your mood. In reality, they changed color based on small changes in your body temperature. The fashion era of mood rings has long gone and the magic of mood rings is …well.. no longer magic, now that we know mood rings aren’t special mind readers. However, there is some truth behind the concept of mood rings:

While mood may not determine color, color can most certainly dictate feeling!

Seeing the Correlation

Have you ever found yourself feeling at ease just by entering a room? Do you ever wonder why you’re subconsciously drawn to similar colours and why you have an aversion to others?

I’ve always loved holistic approaches to health including the concept of colour therapy. Recently I revisited these concepts in an effort to better understand how they play a role in my artwork.

When I look through my portfolio and work that is currently in progress (Wait till ya’ll see what’s coming in 2021!), I see colours that arise frequently. Greens, blues and browns tend to have the greatest presence in my work followed by subtle pops/hints of yellow, orange or red.

So the question is WHY!  Why do does this happen without much thought.

The Meaning of Colour

Why do my eyes always gravitate to cool earth tones? Let’s take a look…

GREEN is universally associated with nature. It has a soothing and relaxing influence. Green is refreshing, tranquil and can often represent luck, health, and prosperity. It also represents growth and renewal, being the color of spring and rebirth.

BLUE is generally considered to be calming and serene. It reminds us of natural elements like water or sky. Blue also evokes feelings of security, trust, and authority. It’s no wonder why many designers choose it for rooms where people spend lots of time.

BROWN is a natural color, associated with the earth and warmth. Brown when paired with green feels organic. Most importantly, brown is associated with comfort and gives a sense of stability, heritage and tradition.

Colour Heals

I create art that captures the harmony between our culture and mother nature. Thus, it is no surprise that my hands are drawn to the colours most prevalent in nature and those having healing properties. Colour heals! And I’ discovering that further through fine art.

So what about those hints of yellow, orange and red that sneak in every now and then? This ‘warm’ range of hues evokes feelings of energy and optimism. They serve to capture your attention, generate curiosity and keep your eye interested, while the overall piece offers you a much greater benefit – bringing you closer to a sense of peace.

This wonderful planet does not contain all the beautiful colours of the rainbow for no reason. Nothing on this earth is here just by chance; everything in nature is here for a purpose.

Colour is no exception!

Colour  therapy, offered through fine art, is a totally holistic and non-invasive therapy. The capacity for health and wellbeing is within us all. When you’re ready to create an environment that heals, consider the beauty of fine art.

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