Create calm in your home with art

For many of us, the hours spent at home have risen sharply in recent weeks as we adjust to life during the Covid-19 pandemic.

With our homes now acting as a place of work, play and everything in between, it’s more important than ever to create a sense of calm and ease through our surroundings.

And doing this can be easier than we might think, with one solution being art, which can make us feel calmer, as well as more hopeful and inspired.

In light of this, Sydney based artist & stylist V. Butchatsky of ANTICS + ARTISTRY has launched a new collection called ‘Creating Calm’, with her abstract paintings drawing on specific tones that research has shown to be calming and soothing.

She says:

The new series will be designed with self-isolation and home interiors in mind, and each artwork will be painted from a considered palette drawing from research within colour psychology. 

As part of the campaign, to help make original art more affordable when times are tight, ANTICS + ARTISTRY is now offering 20% off all listed works plus free shipping anywhere in the world. 

What’s more, for commissioned artwork, as always, 10% of each commissioned piece priced over $2,000 will be donated to the charity of the buyer’s choice. 

As V. says:

“I hope my ‘Creating Calm’ campaign helps more people benefit from having the beauty of art to lift your mood within your home.”

Shop ANTICS + ARTISTRY online at, on The Block Shop and connect on Instagram @antics.and.artistry.


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