Articles And News: The Calming Effect

  In today's hectic world, many of us spend a large amount of time each day staring at computer screens, commuting in our cars, watching television or scrolling through our phones. There is an ever-growing disconnect between a healthy balance of daily life and connecting with nature. There is a growing body of research which indicates that unpleasant environments can change our mood, cause depression or anxiety, increase fatigue, blood pressure, heart rates and muscle tension. Studies show that exposure to nature or something as simple as viewing a beautiful nature scene has a natural calming effect on the brain and helps to reduce stress and increase positivity. Exposure to nature not only makes us feel better emotionally, it's effect on our well-being is profound.


'Convergence', Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada. Limited edition of 100.
'Halo' above dresser, 'Sunwapta' over bed. Limited Editions of 100.


  As these pieces of art can be placed in virtually any room, it only makes sense that photographs of nature are a natural and organic way to decorate your home. When a large, fine art landscape or nature photograph is placed on the wall in a room, everyone notices. It becomes an instant focal point and topic of conversation with your guests. The undeniable truth is that no matter our age or cultural background, people love nature and it's positive effects on our lives.

'Surge', Charity Edition, West Coast Hawaii, USA. Limited Edition of 150.
'Shimmer', Falls Creek, Washington, USA. Limited Edition of 50.


nature in professional and medical environments 

  Today, scientific evidence shows that patients who have art in their environment heal faster. And studies show that certain types of art, such as nature images, can actually reduce pain, anxiety, and stress. White, sterile walls are predominant in a traditional hospital setting, where stress, pain, fear and loneliness are prevalent. Staring at blank walls can be boring and depressing. Clients or patients often feel anxious when they are out of their comfort zone. Studies show that landscape or nature photographs have a beneficial effect on relieving a patient’s stress and anxiety. The mood changes when beautiful nature photos are placed on the walls, providing color, comfort, and hope to patients, caregivers, and loved ones during long, stressful visits at the hospital. When a nature scene can play a key role in creating a healing environment, it is no longer just a piece of art; it is spinning a positive influence on a person's well-being.

  These fine art photographs of nature are a perfect addition for the decor of medical clinics, law offices, chiropractic clinics or dental offices. I am proud to offer substantial corporate discounts on purchases of five or more pieces, which are often a tax write-off for your company. They are a wonderful addition to any office environment for a positive benefit to patients, clients and staff alike.

fabric of life, print, bedroom
the rising, luxury, bedroom
rock candy, living room
thrive, placidity, living room
crescent falls, print, office
tipsoo dawn, print, dental office
secret, law office
silence, doctor's office