Upcoming Exhibitions

Chester County Hospital “Have a Seat” art exhibit.

January 2023-April 2023

I believe art heals and art is magical. My intention and mission is to help others in healing and inspire hope and resilience.I have experienced first hand the need patients, caregivers, providers and loved ones have for an escape from their stress and a resource to cope. I was an EMT on an ambulance and a technician in a hospital emergency department briefly. While in those roles I decided I needed to find a way to help make lives brighter in the hospital setting. I realized my art could do just that; providing whimsy, inspiration, distraction and vision for recovery. 

I have created a rotating art exhibit which I loan out to hospitals to offer a space where patients, visitors and staff can go to take a break, breathe, pray, or just escape to repair and hope. 

A 2017 study from Denmark found that hanging paintings, particularly abstract ones, in a hospital waiting room correlated with patient satisfaction. A British paper from 2007 demonstrated art’s “positive effects not only on patient well being but also on health outcome such as length of stay in hospital and pain tolerance.”

The view that art can have beneficial effects on patient recovery is generally accepted nowadays, said Michael Mullins, co-author of a recent study on hospital art in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Health and Well-being and a professor at Copenhagen’s University of Aalborg. “It is also documented that art can reduce the experience of pain through distracting the patient’s attention.”

Please inquire to discuss a personalized exhibition in your facility or establishment. beth@bethtuckerdesign.com