Make Art Your New Year’s Resolution

The Connection Between Creativity and Wellness

Doing something creative every day is just as important to your health as exercise, nutrition, and mediation—if not more so. This finding was one of several key insights that came out of a Saatchi Art survey of more than 600 Americans, exploring the connection between art and wellness.

Don’t consider yourself an artist? Just surrounding yourself with art—for example, visiting a gallery, buying a painting, or watching a theater performance—can be beneficial to your health. 86% of people surveyed agreed that doing or enjoying a creative activity has a positive effect on their well-being. And if you’re looking for your retail purchases to benefit your wellness, consider buying art. Survey respondents reported that an artwork purchase contributes more positively to their long-term happiness than buying clothing, shoes, electronics, and even cars.


Use art to relieve stress, relax, or positively impact their well-being


Embrace the use of art or art therapy in their own personal wellness plan


Agreed that a painting or sculpture would be a helpful complement to their meditation practice

Explore Wellness-Inspired Art Collections

H2O: Cleanse & Purify

Immerse your (head)space in the healing qualities of water with refreshing works hand-picked by our expert curators.

Art to Inspire Movement

Energize your space with endorphin-pumping works—from dynamic paintings of athletes to lively photographs of humans in motion.

Bring the Outdoors In

Finding creative ways to bring the outdoors in is more important than ever. Imbue the fresh feel of the outside world into your space–with an original painting, photograph, or drawing of peaceful lakes, verdant landscapes, and sunny skies.

Restful Moments

The art of mindfulness begins with creating space for pause, breathing, and reflection. Recharge and reset with a minimalist work focused on simple lines, peaceful scenes, and calming colors.

Creating art is actively being embraced as a wellness practice in-and-of itself. Of the survey respondents who make art—either as a hobby or a profession—87% said that it provides them with a means of stress relief, relaxation, or a similar positive impact on their well-being. 88% of respondents would consider or embrace the use of art or art therapy as part of their own personal wellness plan. And with more and more people practicing mindfulness, art offers a unique addition: nearly 90% of respondents agreed that a painting or sculpture would be a helpful complement to their meditation practice. 

So this year, surround yourself with art—and feed your body and mind.