The Healing Power of Art

My friend, the painter Leona Frank, of  Westport, CT, writes:

“I want to share some exciting news with you. I learned on Thanksgiving that five of my flower paintings will be acquired by Bridgeport Hospital (Yale New Haven Hospital) for their new Oncology Radiology facility in Trumbull.

Leona Frank with her wildflower paintings. Photo by Richard Frank.

“I’m deeply honored that my work, along with that of other artists, has been chosen to be part of a program that recognizes the concept of the healing power of original art — and its importance in the lives of patients and families who are in difficult health circumstances. It’s quite humbling. As painters, we usually begin with the need to paint for ourselves, but ultimately we become aware of the possibility of our work to communicate. We never know how far-reaching or effective that communication will be.”

Congratulations, Leona! To learn more about Leona and her work, see my post, which describes in more detail her paintings of wildflowers that grow on Connecticut’s Thimble Islands.

About writedesigner

Graphic designer, writer, and gardener Ellen Shapiro is based in Irvington, New York. A frequent contributor to design blogs and magazines including Print, Imprint,, Communication Arts, and Etapes, she writes about trends, issues and personalities in design, illustration, photography, and visual culture around the world.
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