Creating Calm

Creating Calm

New collection of calming abstract artworks to alleviate anxiety and create a sense of serenity in the home.


  During these uncertain times of COVID-19, we're now practicing social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine, and remote working from home as the 'new normal'. So now more than ever, it's worth thinking of ways to make your home feel like a calming space and a safe haven that you love to spend time in – and one easy solution is art.

Surrounding yourself with beautiful things such as art can make you feel calmer, as well as hopeful and inspired - it's a great way to improve your mood and alleviate anxiety during unsettling times.

Sydney abstract artist V.Butchatsky of ANTICS + ARTISTRY has come up with a campaign to focus her talents on 'creating calm'. She says: "My abstract paintings have always leaned towards a calming aesthetic, however in light of the current situation I've decided to focus my upcoming works as a collection called 'Creating Calm'. This series will be designed specifically with self-isolation and home office interiors in mind, and each artwork will be painted from a considered palette drawing from research within colour psychology. This means each painting will predominantly feature tones that research has shown to be calming and soothing, in order to relieve anxiety during these unsettling times. I hope my 'Creating Calm' campaign helps more people benefit from having the beauty of art to lift your mood within your home."

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.

This is a significant savings for large scale pieces and makes owning an original and exclusive canvas painting much more accessible. On the content services side of her business, V. is also reducing her freelance styling and copywriting rates by 20% for new clients who are sole traders or small business owners related to the interiors industry.

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 started ANTICS + ARTISTRY with a charitable commitment called Canvas with a Cause - and now I have an added cause in 'Creating Calm', as we all navigate the challenges of this coronvirus era together."