Serene Photographs Promote Healing
Ed Wedman, director of Exhibitions Without Walls, is proud to announce that he selected John F. Weller’s “Moon Over Vero II” to win his interview award in the Manhattan Arts International “The Healing Power of ART” online exhibition. He stated, “John and his work are well-deserved additions to our blog interviews with other photographers and digital artists.”
I invited Ed Wedman to be on this special awards panel because he is devoted to helping photographers and digital artists excel in their art careers. His website offers several online exhibitions throughout the year to promote artists working in these mediums, as well as providing articles with career advice for photographers and digital artists. To my knowledge Exhibitions Without Walls is the only website that provides these services. As we know, photographers and digital artists are often excluded from many online competitions.
Ed Wedman is also a successful creative photographer who creates award-winning artwork under the name Arthur Jacob. Visit his website. He is a distinguished member of the Manhattan Arts International online gallery.
When asked for his criteria in judging for this special award, Wedman stated, “I will select a photographer or digital artist who demonstrates artistic excellence and creativity through the eyes of a camera and/or computer. I will make my selection based on impact, creativity, technical ability and consistency with the theme The Healing Power of ART.”
When Weller submitted his entries to the Manhattan Arts International “The Healing Power of ART” competition he wrote this statement: “Serenity promotes healing. I find tranquility in the soft light at the edge of the day. The rhythmic beats of gentle surf and pastel painted skies convey a promise of peace to the distant horizon. These moments are timeless memories of serene beauty.”
In the interview on the Exhibitions Without Walls website, when asked this question: “Excluding subject matter, are there themes that consistently run from one work to the other such as colors, perspective, lighting, movement, style, etc.?” Weller responded, “As an artist, my primary goal is to create work that provokes an emotional response. The mood I try to consistently invoke is one of calmness, serenity, tranquility … perhaps the Japanese word “wa” describes it best. I find the soft luminance and pastel color of early morning light goes a long way to engender that mood.”
Visit John F. Weller’s website jfweller.com