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Dawn Thomas Art Collections

Shop for artwork from Dawn Thomas based on themed collections. Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Artwork by Dawn Thomas

Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

About Dawn Thomas

Dawn Thomas I am a naturalist, Physical Therapist and photographer. I have integrated my skills in these areas to produce images from nature that create feelings of calm and well-being. As a new graduate in 1995, I traveled across the United States as a Physical Therapist with my first film camera. I experimented with lens filters that I made from tinted cellophane wrapped in embroidery hoops to observe the effect on sunsets and the hues of the ocean. Over the years, I have deepened my appreciation for imagery that rekindles in me the emotion of past memorable moments. The natural environment continues to evoke wonder and awe for me in places near and far, from my backyard in Royal Oak, MI all the way to Tasmania, Australia. I am a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy and have practiced as a Manual Physical Therapist for 24 years, working closely with patients in one-on-one care to facilitate and guide their healing to meet their rehabilitation goals. I have placed some of my images of nature in my patient care environment observing the reaction of my patients and realize that mere visual stimulus of our natural physical world enhances their therapeutic experience. We know our natural world has healing powers and the mere proximity to settings and objects of nature can change our brain chemistry and enhance relaxation. There is a strong and growing body of evidence that shows us that very small doses of exposure to our natural world can generate positive changes to our stress hormones, blood pressure, oxygen levels and anxiety levels to name just a few. A simple walk in the woods or merely looking at a tree for five minutes can create a positive impact. The summary of this research strongly indicates that nature therapy will become increasingly important in preventive medicine. (Song, Ikei, & Miyazaki, 2016) The focus of my image creation is to use them to generate an environment of wellness where you work, live or play. Patient care spaces will especially benefit by enhancing the wellness of patients and contributing to their recovery in a constructive way. Song, C., Ikei, H., & Miyazaki, Y. (2016, August 3). Physiological effects of nature therapy: A review of the research in Japan. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13080781 ​​​​​​​