Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)




Sarah McCoubrey


Color and Emotion, Color healing, Color psychology, Emotional connections, motion, Painting


The purpose of this paper is to articulate how my work as a painter aims to create emotional connections with viewers based on personal memory and the effects of color on human emotions. In reference to key selections of my work, I cite inspirations as well as sources that reveal how color psychology and color selection helps me express emotions more accurately and thus establish emotional connections with audiences through my work. I will also describe additional methods that I use in my work to express human emotions through facial expression and body posture. Ultimately, the purpose of my work is to heal myself and offer an opportunity for healing to my audience.


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