The power of art, whether it’s in the home, work, an exhibition or even a class, is huge when considering our mindfulness and sense of calm. Taking the time to look at an artwork is a meditational practice in itself; observing colour, form and texture allows us to disengage from our screens and reset our natural way of thinking and looking.
Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week next week, we’ve chosen some of our favourite relaxing artworks, from organic, lush abstracts to warm landscapes, to soothe the mind and create calm in any environment they’re placed.
In pieces featuring water and calming organic colours this encourages the viewer to imagine the sound of water, waves and streams, inducing a state of relaxation and stillness.
Trees, forests and wildlife are often used in art to ease anxiety or stress. Artwork which incorporate a visual journey from A to B, through woodland or lush landscapes improve memory with nostalgia helping the brain to produce natural endorphins. View more landscape art here.
An antidote to the noise of the urban landscape and the bustling of day-to-day city life, depictions or warmer climates, far flung destinations and picturesque coastal towns remind us of relaxing breaks away and peaceful holidays.