Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Occupation and the Artist
Developing a Holistic Outlook through Art

Developing a Holistic Outlook through Art


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Download Tree of Life (202 KB)

Download Photo of Guy and Kaia (672 KB)

Download Big Hair (3.8 MB)

Download Monterey Cypress (306 KB)

Download Pine Forest with Waterfall (210 KB)

Download Blue Abstract (113 KB)

Download Young Girl with Flowers in Hair (91 KB)

Download Ukranian Mother (259 KB)

Download Wave (1.2 MB)

Download Sunset Reflections (274 KB)

Download See and Mountain (383 KB)

Download Cat (5.8 MB)

Download Seaside Cypress (35 KB)

Download Reflection on the Water (274 KB)


Dr. Guy McCormack, PhD., OTR/L, FAOTA, an occupational therapist and retired academic Program Director based in Seaside, California provided the cover art for the Summer 2023 edition of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). “Tree of Life” is a 20” x 24” painting made from acrylic on panel. McCormack has served as an occupational therapist and educator for nearly 50 years. His career includes many notable clinical and academic achievements. Today, he finds joy in painting landscapes, animals, and abstract compositions. Since his retirement, art has helped McCormack develop a more holistic outlook on life.


Occupation, Occupational Therapy, Art, Painting, PTSD, Guy McCormack


Medicine and Health Sciences | Occupational Therapy | Painting

Developing a Holistic Outlook through Art