"I cannot express how fortunate we are to have had the opportunity to work with you on our recent art installation especially with the community artists’ involvement ... You did far more than consult, you helped educate us on the healing aspects of art in the healthcare arena which helped direct our choices more appropriately."

Joanne Ernenwein, Director of Development, Oneida Healthcare

Ysabel Le May "The Transmitter"

Ysabel Le May "The Transmitter"

our mission

As passionate advocates for the arts in healthcare, our mission is to provide comprehensive art consulting services that deliver customized evidence-based art solutions which help create life-affirming, restorative and nurturing healing environments.

our approach

Our primary objective is to identify the "what" and the "why" of the art program - those emotional ingredients that are not easily measured - as well as to address the practical and strategic needs of the hospital. 

Our goal is to create an evidence based art program that leads with the heart, not the head, producing results for our clients not achievable in any other way. 

Our strength lies in synthesizing each client's needs and maintaining the design integrity - marrying art with architecture in a way that benefits everyone who will use or work in the facility

We believe that when the power of art is merged with the power of modern medicine, the result is a high-quality, holistic approach that aids the healing process, speeds recovery time, and has a positive impact upon people’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being.


"Art doesn’t heal; people heal. But like a scalpel that can lay open a wound in order to heal it, art can go straight to the heart and prepare it to mend."  

Barbara Lee Smith, Artist


art's side effects

  • Art adds beauty, serenity and warmth to enhance the environment.

  • Art soothes the spirit, provides comfort and transforms despair into hope for the future.

  • Art makes patients, visitors and staff feel cared for and helps forge partnerships with the community.

  • Art helps to calm fears, reduce pain and stress, and foster positive therapeutic outcomes.


Art's therapeutic value lies in the thoughtful selection and placement of tranquil and soothing views of Nature. Such images help connect people to Nature’s restorative power and provide a comforting respite from the everyday stresses of a healthcare facility. 

We’ve created a curated collection of beautiful, affordable, evidence-based Nature photography for healing environments.  Our current catalog has over 200 photographs of landscapes, waterscapes, gardens, flora and fauna.  Our online catalog will be live shortly for your viewing pleasure and we ill be adding many more uplifting and inspiring works of art in all media.  

In the meantime, please call us at 518.537.7420 or email us to receive a free CD or a PDF of the catalog.

Here's a small sampling of what's to come


P: 518.537.7420 or email us: info (at) dsafinearts.com