Artist Profile: Leanne Venier

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Artist Profile: Leanne Venier

In this video, Color Expert and Artist Leanne Venier discusses the healing elements of color. Click here or the thumbnail below to watch the video.

Red, White and Blue Color Therapy

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Behind the Design
Red, White and Blue Color Therapy

It has been documented that visual arts make an important difference in reducing patients’ anxiety, lessening pain, aiding in recovery, and improving overall experience. At the core of this study is color and how color has the power to influence the mind, moods and emotions. The following post is a breakdown of color and how […]

Featured Artist: The Sky Factory – Illusions of Nature

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Featured Artist: The Sky Factory – Illusions of Nature

The Sky Factory, produces virtual skylights and windows. The combination of photography and digital cinema make a high quality illusion of nature. Formed in 2002, The Sky Factory is a company of 35 people in Fairfield, Iowa. Their business is to provide the highest quality Illusions of Nature.  The company has partners all over the […]

The Art of Imagination

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Behind the Design
The Art of Imagination

When designing a children’s hospital one hopes to create an inviting space that encourages, inspires, soothes and positively influences the patients, families, doctors and staff.  Incorporating certain design elements such as color, shapes, and technology can help to create a better way for children to experience healthcare. When Marie, owner of Wikoff Design Studio based […]

Steve Matson – The Healing Power of Moving Paintings

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Featured Artists and Inspirations

Steve Matson’s Moving Paintings help to 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 […]

Art and Healthcare

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
Art and Healthcare

Imagine if all healthcare organizations used the arts to reduce anxiety, fear, and fatigue while providing inspiration and hope to recover and renew…. The arts alone will not cure cancer or prevent strokes, but they significantly improve the care experience.  Creating such environments is within our reach.  Let us find the wisdom, creativity, compassion, and […]

Featured in NNBW: Reno Oncology Consultants – Designed by Wikoff Design Studio

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in In the Media
Featured in NNBW: Reno Oncology Consultants – Designed by Wikoff Design Studio

  Northern Nevada Business Weekly noted Reno Oncology Consultants, Marie Wikoff – owner of Wikoff Design Studio and several others in Reno for their efforts in redesigning, modernizing and upgrading tenant spaces.  The article called “Fast-food, auto dealerships lead tenant improvements”  by Anne Knowles makes reference to the recent spike in tenant improvement and remodels […]