Can Art Improve Communications?

We think in picture yet most of us spend an average of twelve years learning English (or our native language) and only an hour once a week in Art class.

I wonder how we would communicate differently if we had spent as much time in art class as we did in English (your native language) class?

 Would we understand each other more?

Would we appreciate the other person’s perspective more?

Would we remember thoughts and ideas?

How would decision making change?


‘I found I could say things with color and shapes

that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.’

Georgia O’Keeffe

A colleague of mine was sharing the story of his son’s family drawing.

Dad could clearly see the young boy’s self-portrait, his younger sister, his beautiful wife and the new puppy all playing in the yard.

As he stared at the picture, his mind shifted from curiosity to heartache. There was no daddy in his son’s picture. The message couldn’t be any clearer it was time to change things at home and at work. Never again would his son draw a family picture without Daddy in the frame.


Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
Jonathan Swift

What do you see that you yearn others to hear you say?

What life masterpiece are you creating?  It’s not too late to make it even better.