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 recent 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.

87%

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

88%

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

90%

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

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H2O: Cleanse & Purify

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Body Beautiful

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Green Juice

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REM Cycle

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Art for Mindfulness

Discover minimalist works with strong focal points, simple colors, and dynamic lines to recharge and recenter the mind.

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.