Color affects our behaviors, moods, and thoughts. It has the ability to bring healing energy, soothe our frazzled nerves, motivate and empower us. In art the healing power of color is undeniable and far-reaching. Color (or hue) may be the first creative element an artist chooses and often the most distinctive quality we may notice about their art.
This exhibition “The Healing Power of Color”, April 4 – June 4, 2022, featured extraordinary art by more than 100 artists from around the world who create art using color to heal themselves and/or the viewer. Visit this page to see list of artists who were featured in the exhibition.
All artists who submitted their entries were judged on their art, statement, creativity, technical skills and their overall artistic direction as shown on their websites. Visit this page to read about our requirements and criteria for our exhibitions.
Here is some art from “The Healing Power of Color” exhibition.
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Capricious, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″
The use of color affects us all differently. I paint to relieve myself of stress and find that bold reds, yellows, and blues calm me as they are brushed across the canvas inducing a state of mindfulness. My intent is to have the same colors evoke an emotional reaction from the viewer, that leaves them inspired, energized, and empowered. artbysarabardin.com
Karen Bognar Khan
Venus Nebula, acrylic on canvas, 50″ x 70″
In the painting, Venus Nebula, a reclining nude lies amidst a plastic foreground and framed by boughs of dried leaves. Behind this is The Lagoon Nebula. This colorful image is saturated in a dramatic interplay of brightness contrasted with muted tones. The captivating figure wonders about her universe. The red coke cans direct the eye to the foreground, as the blasting colorful background demands yet another look. karenbognarkhanpaintings.com
Sunrise Symphony, oil and cold wax on linen, 11″ x 14″
Color speaks directly to the soul. Like music, it transcends language barriers. I expressively interpret the world around me using a visual vocabulary of color and texture. Why? I see color everywhere, sometimes color that others cannot. I strive to harness its vibrational energy and choose combinations that will uplift my viewer. Taking them to a place where they may rest and recharge is the gift an artist can bring to others. For this reason, I am compelled to paint. leannefinkart.com
Sandra Duran Wilson
Mystic Horizons, cast acrylic, metal and wood, 16″ x 16″
I dance with color, and it sings to me. When I listen to music I sense and see colors. Color and music align our frequencies for optimal health. Mood is mediated by light and color. A slow rhythmic song may inspire the colors and mediums I use. A vibrant energizing palette sounds like jazz or rock and gets my body moving. Sense the sound when you view the paintings and let the frequencies of them wash over you. sandraduranwilson.com
Atmospheric Probabilities (yellow), pastel on paper, 30” x 22”
My most recent work, “Atmospheric Probabilities”, continues my interpretive response to the extraordinary colour and light that I experience daily in my immediate environment. My studio overlooks the beautiful South Saskatchewan River immersed in infinite sky and shifting atmospheric conditions. I spend a great deal of time observing the changing light and consequent colour interplay, particularly in the early mourning and late afternoon. My intention is to transcribe these observations into balanced celebratory images, where colour conveys a sense of lightness and healthful well being. psnielsen.com
Wellspring, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 36″ x 36″
No matter what emotion, thought, or challenge I bring into my studio, it is met with color. Color carries a potence. It is directly linked to emotion and energy. Color’s natural want to rise and surge with light intrigues me. It is healing to coax its radiance from my canvases. The holistic transformation that occurs while working with chroma feels unknowable. And yet, it is my artistic aspiration to capture this powerful essence and share its gift in paint. studiokarenjohnston.com
Let’s Take a Stroll, oil on linen, 20″ x 24″
Painting allows me to express myself and communicate on a different level to words. I use colour and often choose to work with oil on canvas because the technique gives me the freedom and opportunity to paint in a meditative way. My feelings in the present merge with my memories in the past. According to the viewers imagination he or she will see something different, but my intention is always to awaken our senses and well being through the magic of colour. mayazeller.com
Mexican Zinnia and Hydrangea, scanner photography, 9″ x 12″
When using my camera to photograph objects and scenes of interest to me, the color of light throughout the day and how the play of light and shadow delineates things determines the moment of capture. Creating photographs on my scanner allows me to vary the quality of light and color. In both cases, my goal is to use the brightness, shade, and tone of color in the scene to convey a calming and joyful appreciation of beauty. sandyscan.com
Elizabeth S. Palmer
Bristol Boathouse, watercolor, 12″ x 14″
I use color to project beauty, eliciting transformational emotions such as love, joy, and peace. I let the energy frequency in color manipulate brain neurons to change biochemistry blocking stress hormones and secreting healing ones such as serotonin and oxytocin, reducing inflammation and pain and often disease. When I juxtapose complementary colors, they “sing”, heightening my senses and quickening my blood. I and others forget our pain. Our lives are enhanced because color heals. elizabethspalmerart.com
Garden Tapestry, oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″
Colour plays a vital part in my paintings. I use analogous and complementary colours placing bright colour with softer tints to express positivity, energy, hope, and joy. Colour has a huge impact on how we feel, and when celebrated in a painting, it can bring a breath of fresh air into a room and uplift and inspire viewers. Colour speaks to my heart and mind and I my aim is to use it to bring happiness to others. andrearobinson.co.nz
Anticipating Exuberance, acrylic on canvas, 58″ x 78″
The vibrations and movement of color resonate with my entire body, and when I’m successful, I literally feel the flow of color lifting my heart and coursing through my body as I dance it onto the canvas. It’s incredibly rewarding when people who have viewed my work comment that my paintings make them happy. nancynatowcassidy.com
Soulgarden, oil on canvas, 40″ x 40″
My art is a love letter to life. The rich color palette embraces the physical and metaphysical essence of the spiritual traditions that inspire me, including the 10 colors of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Loving life whole-heartedly means embracing all colors with passion. Each color represents the next step of inner development leading to the full expression of the soul’s fulfillment. My art presents a rich bouquet of colors planted in the soul and harvested in the garden of life. doritbrauer.com
Mesquite Dunes, digital photograph, prints up to 40″ x 60″
I find nature to be incredibly vibrant, engaging all of my senses. I try to convey that in a photograph and I find color incredibly effective in doing so. I find color draws the viewer in, creates emotions in the viewer, and is a relatable element in my images that helps engage the viewers to look deeper. Color helps to transport my viewers to the locations I’ve photographed. rickberk.com
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