Story on Life, Art and Inspiration

POWER OF ART — Brings Hope and Peace

Healing Power of a Beautiful Painting in its Creation and Appreciation

Mrs Diane Mary Markey
8 min readMar 1, 2022
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To send light into the darkness of men’s heart’s — such is the duty of the artist. Robert Schumann

Sometimes the paths we take are long and hard, but remember those are often the ones that lead to the most beautiful views. Have the courage to make that journey. Dainere Anthoney

Great art picks up where nature ends. Marc Chagall

Nature and all life is God’s magnificent creation! I stand in awe every day. From the rising of the sun till the moment it sets in all its glorious colours. No artist can truly capture God’s creation, no matter how skilled. We are blessed, however, to have Masters, and others, who have succeeded in transposing a small piece of nature onto canvas for our pleasure.

Onlookers standing before a beautiful painting may be carried away to a distant place and time. A beautiful painting truly has the power to carry the viewer off on a journey. Perhaps this journey has healing power, even if only for a moment. The power to take away loneliness. The power to replace sadness with a smile. The power to reminisce for a moment. A beautiful painting can inspire!

I am not a great artist— I am aiming to be!!! Have fun on the way!!!

Art — Love — If it feels good do it — as long as it does not harm. I do good with my Original Seascapes and Landscapes which capture Australia’s natural beauty.

I was given, by God, the ability to put brush to canvas and create. I, as indeed, all of us, have experienced times when the hole life had dug for me was impenetrable-so to speak. Circumstances in my life had been so overwhelming. The hole seemed to be so immense and there was no ladder. At times like that, I felt lost and all seemed so dark. At times like those, I would love to have sought refuge in the Great Outdoors. Yet, in those times, this simple opportunity never presented itself.

I know we have all experienced these moments of crisis.

The creation of a beautiful seascape for the artist is healing beyond wonder. When I cannot get out of…



Mrs Diane Mary Markey

Published inspirational books on my love for God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. The articles on Medium also are Christian stories. Retired Counselor.