I found this article in the Irish Times re a new book Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrongby very interesting. Working as an art facilitator it is the therapeutic qualities of the art process that I focus on. It is important to recognise also the power of engaging with a painting.
Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong is published by Phaidon Press (£24.95). Available from phaidon.com/store and good bookshops The free Art as Therapy app is available at artastherapy.com