In that long break from painting I wondered why I felt so uncomfortable and stressed in an office setting. When I was younger and even into my 20s I remember painting abstract and landscape paintings. I had felt great then, so I started painting again to reduce stress. This time I naturally focused on abstracts, because I felt connected with the bold colours, thick textures and broad brush strokes of my abstract paintings.
Now I tell friends to hang paintings and wall art in their offices to make it professional yet comfortable, homey and inspiring. I also think anyone can paint, so pick up a paintbrush or spatula and paint on whatever surface you find. Don’t miss out on the benefits that developing your own creativity can give you.
Painting is spiritual. I like many artistic things, but I feel the most fulfilled when I’m painting abstracts in my studio. There is a meditative feeling I get from painting. I feel like I’m replenishing my soul every time I pick up a spatula and put it to canvas.