My inspiration for my oil painting ‘Forest Walk’ is nature.
A favourite pastime of mine is walking the hills around my home town, taking in nature and seeking inspiration for my art.
The Japanese have popularized the idea of forest bathing. A lot of studies out of Japan have shown that walking in expansive places such as a forest helps reduce depression and anxiety.
When we’re walking, we’re more likely to have increased clarity of thought, and less obsessive negative thinking.