Steve Matson

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M O V I N G  P A I N T I N G S

Steve Matson has created a revolutionary art-form that has never been seen before. He has successfully combined his fine art painting background with his 25 years working in visual effects for Hollywood movies to create a multidimensional visual experience

FUSION OF ART & TECHNOLOGY

Nowhere else will you find art create with traditional paints and brushes, combined with cinematography, cutting-edge visual effects, digital painting, animation, music and sound effects. To To create a Moving Painting is no simple task.  There are hundreds of different layers and animated elements many of which are very subtle, all working together in harmony to create an engaging experience There are over 18,000 individual images that play back at 24 images per second. All beautifully framed, in a self contained HD 1080p LED display which will hang on your wall just like a traditional painting. Our Moving Painting displays have the ability to view one or all of Steve Matson’s artwork. Each painting is approximately 10 minutes in length and will play continuously all day long.

Studies have shown that relaxing movement has a profound ability to lower blood pressure, calm the mind, and help to alleviate anxiety. Moving paintings have the power to not only entertain and mesmerized the viewer, but enhance his physical and mental state as well. There is a hypnotic effect from the moving painting, creating an incredibly relaxing and soothing environment. environment. The soothing music and nature sounds fully enhance the experience.

Health Benefits

Why do we need this?

We live in a world of noise and stress. People now want to get closer to nature; it’s part of our DNA. Our focus is on better health through exercise, yoga and meditation.  Matson’s Moving Paintings helps us to reach these de-stressing goals. Moving paintings have the power to not only entertain and mesmerize the viewer, but enhance his physical and mental state as well.

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science”. – Albert Einstein

Moving paintings are engaging because they are ever changing.  Having a hypnotic effect, they draw us in, creating an incredibly relaxing and soothing environment. Steve’s clients have recognized that their relaxing movement has a profound ability to lower blood pressure, calm the mind, and help to alleviate anxiety. Moving paintings are especially beneficial to those suffering from insomnia, high blood pressure, chronic illnesses, stress and hypertension. In our busy lives today we all need a simple way to help us unwind from the day to day stress. Matson’s Moving Paintings are a perfect way to compliment our healthy lifestyle goal

HealthCare

The Healing Power of Moving Painting

Listen to the water of the brook gently sweeping over the rocks, the gentle sounds of the birds singing and the rustle of the wind in the trees.  Experience Steve Matson’s moving paintings and you will relax and return to a calmness often only found in being surrounded in being surrounded by nature itself.

 Matson’s Moving Paintings have a hypnotic effect that create incredible relaxing and soothing environments.  Studies have shown that nature scenes and soothing sounds have a profound ability to calm the mind and reduce stress.  When patients are subjected to them prior to having a medical procedure done, most experience less pain thus requiring less pain medication.  These therapeutic Moving Paintings also benefit those suffering from insomnia, high blood pressure, chronic illnesses, anxiety and hypertension.

Steve Matson’s moving paintings of nature specifically include all of the elements current research has shown that promotes a healing and soothing environment.  These paintings have the power to keep us entertained and mesmerized for long periods of time; ever changing and inspiring. The added soothing music and nature sounds fully enhance the experience for patients and staff.

Researchers from John Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland discovered that showing nature pictures and playing relaxing sounds at a patient’s bed is enough to reduce the feeling of pain for many patients. 1 Dr. Noah Lechtzin, from the department of medicine at JHU, improved his cancer patient’s experience, by decreasing their pain level, during a bone marrow aspiration procedure. In his research, he concluded that nature scenes and natural acoustic sounds such as gentle wind, moving water and birds singing had a particularly soothing effect on his patients.   His patients experienced a significant lower level of anxiety, pain perception and recovered much faster after their procedure.

The new field of neuroaesthetics – in which brain scans are employed to study neurological reactions to perceived beauty and other aesthetic phenomena – is opening another front. 2 D Dr. Zeki, of University College London, led a study in neuroimaging designed to investigate the neural correlates of beauty. During the study, when shown beautiful paintings, these participants elicited increased activity in the orbito-frontal cortex – which is the area of the brain involved in emotion and reward.  The participants experienced a decrease in motor cortex activity demonstrating a reduction in stress hormones and a significant decrease in pulse and heart rate. 3

For a comprehensive abstract of literature see Ulrich (2009) and Hathorn and Nanda (2008). And JHU research, Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2003 1. Lechtzin and Diette, 2003. 2. Ridenour, Annette, Transforming The Healthcare Experience Through the Arts, (2009) 3. Costandi, Moheb. “Beauty and the Brain’, Seed September (2008)