Art has been said to be an expression of both hope and despair. This holiday season, as Americans struggle to find comfort in the aftershock of a year filled with unthinkable tragedies – Art offers us opportunities to heal.

Scientific studies prove that art heals by changing a person’s physiology and attitude. This change improves a person’s perception of their world.

Both beautiful art and music are known to create a positive, healing physiology on a cellular level that instantly changes the immune system. Art helps people cope with difficulties and creates hope that transforms a person’s outlook of the world.

Art in all its forms is the universal language. Art reaches across borders and connects the world. Great Art stirs the imagination, causing us to pause, think and reflect. Art allows our minds to escape into childlike wonder.

Paintings are windows to the imagination...

The Arts allow both the creator and the viewer a welcome distraction from their pain, and suffering. The positive healing that is gained from the Arts in all its forms creates a ripple effect that reaches outward.

ripple During this challenging time for my fellow Americans, I am grateful to be both an artist and a blogger. I choose to paint positive, peaceful imagery and share encouraging, uplifting words – helping and healing the world in my own small way.

This holiday season, I am reflecting on family, and friends. Thank you for being a part of the family. I wish you a peaceful Christmas and/or holiday season. ~Lori


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Lori McNee

Lori McNee is a professional artist who specializes in still life, and landscape oil paintings. She is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of Idaho, serves on the Plein Air Mag Board of Advisors, and is an Artist Ambassador to Arches/Canson/Royal Talens. As the owner of, Lori blogs about fine art tips, marketing, and social media advice for the aspiring and professional artist. As a social media influencer, Lori ranks as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and named a #TwitterPowerhouse by The Huffington Post. She is a keynote speaker, has been a talk show host for Plum TV, writes for F+W Media publications including Artist’s Magazine, Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market, Photographer’s Market. Also, Zero to 100,000: Social Media Tips & Tricks for Small Businesses. Lori is also a member of the CBS Entertainment Tonight & The Insider Tweet Team.

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