How art can be a healing technique

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If you've bought anything from Amazon in the past few years, you'll have probably noticed a surprising number of adult colouring books topping the best-seller lists.  

Once a niche, colouring books for adults are now big business, with users extolling their calming virtues. But why? How effective is art as a therapeutic technique? And does this mean artists are the best-adjusted people on the planet? 

  • How to draw animals, people and landscapes

Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford, whose colouring books for grown-ups have ...

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