10-07-2019   |   by Dehradun College of Art   |   Workshop

Top 5 Psychological Benefits of Paintings

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

Have you ever thought if your hobby could be beneficial for the health of your body and mind? Make the best of your limited time with colours to paint your fantasies and at the same time work out your brain. Now you don’t need to take out some special time for meditating or what not, just paint some strokes on the canvas.

Here are 5 health benefits of art and painting that can be beneficial for your mental health:

Develops Creativity

Painting is like a brain exercise, where we use the left side of the brain which is used for creativity. Art/Painting strengthens the mind of a person and to give exposure to their creativity. Holding a paintbrush makes your brain to start imagining the illusions of vivid colours, random shapes, and more.  And we end-up putting what we feel on a sheet, which represents our emotions through art which is also a good outlet for pent-up emotions and stress. These activities are mainly used for brain development.

Psychological Benefits of Painting

Builds Problem-Solving Skills

Painting can also help you in building your problem-solving skills. As a starter, you quickly learn to handle situations when they go wrong and dealing with disappointments and in time you will find a way to turn any situation around. Which makes your ability in solving the problems and adapting to come up with creative solutions. Most people know that painting improves creative skills but few realise it also promotes critical thinking too.

Improve concentration and memory

Painting is not only a hobby but it is like a therapy. It can boost the memory, sharpen the functioning of your brain and increase concentration. Fine Art can help you in boosting your skills like memory recollection, concentration and sharpen the mind via conceptual illustrations and visualizations. It allows people to express their emotions and feeling by putting it in a canvas.


Nowadays most of the people are dealing with stress problems and high levels of stress can cause mental health problems. Painting is like a stress buster for your health. Involving yourself in painting will make your mind relax when you create your creativity through painting your mind will divert from your stress and make you feel relaxed. Throwing away the stress from your life may lead to a happier lifestyle.

Improve Communication Skills

Painting is a medium to improve communication skills since it is the only way to express your feelings without words. You can express whatever you feel like without uttering a single word. Art is another way to express yourself to the world, where you can make an impression of non-verbal communication which is more expressive than any other communication medium in the world.

It is fun to follow your hobbies and getting health benefits at the same time. So pick up the brush and start painting an imaginary little world of your own.
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