The Artruism Group is a non profit organisation created by the artists Lynne Shand and Éliane Ducros as well as Dr. Giuseppe Mazza.


Our group strongly believes in the healing powers of art!


​We believe that art, through its visual forms and its colors, can produce a positive and beneficial effect on the physical and mental health of individuals.


Our artists are convinced of the therapeutic effects of art. All works of art, whatever their style, have been created according to the standards established by Artruism Group.  All Artruism work of art are created according to the forms, the colors, the subjects that make a therapeutic canvas.



The therapeutic effects of art can be divided into two large categories:


The art can have calming effects such as:


·       Giving you a feeling of calmness

·       Feeling of relaxation

·       Decreasing muscle tension and spasms

·       Decreased pulse

·       Decreased blood pressure

·       Feeling of transcendence

·       Feeling at one with the universe.


The art can have stimulating effects such as:

·       Feeling happy

·       Feeling energized

·       Feeling of playfulness

·       Feeling of insight

·       Great feeling of learning.

·       Stimulation of appetite and creativity



Throughout history, the arts have been know to have a therapeutic effect.  The ancient Romans believed that art ‘’calmed the beast in men’’.  Music which is a form of art is used by almost everyone on a daily basis to help us feel better.  Many of the most famous works of art were made when the artist was passing through a very difficult period in their lives.  There is a vast source of scientific literature that aims to show and quantify the therapeutic effects of art. The United Kingdom has published the scientific evidence of the research done in its hospitals, clinics, nursing homes etc.  That shows the therapeutic benefits of art on a population of sick people.  All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing ‘’Creative Health:  The Arts for Health and Wellbeing’’ July 2017. www.artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk/appg/inquiry.  Contact:  coultera@parliament.uk.  Here in Montreal we have the Montreal museum of fine arts develop an art therapy workshop (reference and elaborate).  This is in collaboration with Concordia University.





Contact : coultera@parliament.uk


in Montreal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is developing an art therapy workshop in collaboration with Concordia University.​



Therapeutic art helps people relax, decrease release of stress hormones, lowers blood pressure and make you feel good.  We believe art is a good drug everyone should use.

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