"Art is very truthful. What comes out is very honest; it comes from the soul, from one's spirit."Anything that powerful has to have a healthy effect on us. That got me thinking about art and what it contributes to our lives. We've always said that although it's not a staple, like water or bread, having beautiful things surrounding us is important to our well being and in that sense art is essential to our lives. For some, a colorful floral or rich landscape brightens their day. For others a Norman Rockwell-style piece reflecting the past is the ticket. And for others still, it's a subject they are passionate about. Like cars.
I met one of our clients in person last summer. Since we don't do very many shows, it was somewhat of a rare treat. His wife told us that he has one of Michael's prints (I think it's "They Came With The Farm" - the all Mopar painting), hanging in the hall just outside their bedroom door. Each and every morning he spends 5 minutes gazing at the print. He says it sets the mood for his day. His wife said that he's been happier since he started the ritual - he rarely misses a day!
gearhead, motorhead or enthusiast, he's right in there with the people that collect his work. It's that passion that comes through in each and every painting. It's that passion that people feel when they look at his work.
So, is art healthy? Absolutley. It adds color to our walls and to our lives. It brightens a gray day and lifts our spirits. It brings us joy and creates positive feelings. Sounds pretty healthy to me! - Linda