The Art of Healing

Wednesday 21 September 2016

By Janni Fewster
Melbourne

About this Curation

Florence Nightingale understood art had healing powers. In 1859 she wrote that showing patients beautiful objects could be an “actual means of recovery”. More recent research has backed up her theory that displaying works of art in waiting rooms, surgeries and hospital rooms – in particular paintings of nature with colours blue and green – speeds up recovery time- reduces the need for painkillers and helps to keep patients calm.

About the Curator

Janni is bluethumb’s in-house curator, she knows our artists and their art like the back of her hand. Being an artist herself she has an even greater appreciation of other artists’ creations. Career highlights include curating exhibition Icons Uncovered, also at SALA festival, Melbourne Fringe and Midsumma. Janni has an eye for artworks that compliment each other and has curated many private collections.

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$550
76cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$890
61cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$710
150cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Resin and Acrylic on canvas with a high gloss rippled resin effect finish to give it that water movement look.
$920
180cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Resin and Acrylic on canvas with a high gloss rippled resin finish for the water movement affect.
$1,150
180cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas with a high gloss resin finish.
$1,150
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic paint and ink on stretched circular canvas.
$1,300
48cm (W) x 48cm (H)
Acrylic paint, modelling compound and ink on stretched canvas - framed externally in raw pine
$560
48cm (W) x 48cm (H)
Acrylic paint and ink on stretched canvas framed externally in raw pine
$560
91.5cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylics and mixed media
$3,650
102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Acrylics and mixed media
$2,700
102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
$2,500
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on unstretched canvas.
$490
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on unstretched canvas.
$440
150cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil on quality gallery wrapped canvas
$1,450
150cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil on quality gallery wrapped canvas
$1,500
127cm (W) x 170cm (H)
Oil on 10 ounce stretched canvas
$1,750
56cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Ink and Acrylic on watercolour
$580
127cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas
$1,750
70cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas.
$730