Photos Instill A Sense of Calm and Beauty
Meredith Hebden, Atamasco Lily, photograph, 24″ x 16″.
Barbara Markoff, art consultant and co-owner of Artrageous! Gallery in San Diego, California, is proud to announce she selected Meredith Hebden, a photographer, as the recipient of the Barbara Markoff, Artrageous! Gallery award in the Manhattan Arts International “The Healing Power of Art” exhibition.
About Hebden’s work Markoff states, “Hebden’s color photograph titled ‘Atamasco Lily’, embodies a harmonious blend of shadows and lighting, color, composition, and texture that instill a sense of calm and beauty often overlooked or unseen by us. Her floral photographs invite us to take notice of nature’s mathematical purpose, balance and ever changing color as light strikes her subjects. Hebden’s photographs not only depict the patterns of nature but tend to isolate the interplay of light which in turn present an almost abstract interpretation. Her photographic images as viewed on her website strike me as unique and extremely suitable for installing in healthcare settings.”
I invited Barbara Markoff to be on the panel of Special Jurors because she is a highly respected gallery owner and an industry leader in the field of art consultation and the healthcare art market. She works with business owners, high-level executives, architects, and interior designers to develop art programs tailored to their business, as well as assisting residential clients. She is also the author of Becoming A Corporate Art Consultant: The Handbook for Corporate Art Consultation.
Meredith Hebden, Winecups, photograph, 24″ x 16″.
When Meredith Hebden, who is also a a horticulturist, submitted her entries to this competition she provided this statement: “I feel incredibly fortunate when I’m able to capture a flower’s ephemeral beauty. Working behind the camera my mind slows down, the daily hustle fades away. For a brief time, I’m at peace. It’s my hope that my images bring this serenity to viewers. My greatest joy is when someone says “I’ll never look at flowers the same way again.”
As part of Markoff’s Special Award Hebden will be considered for Markoff’s upcoming art consulting projects. She will also receive two hours of one-on-one phone consultation in which Markoff will review Hebden’s website, professional materials, pricing structure, and use of social media with the goal of increasing art sales.
Markoff shared, “Renée Phillips, thank you again for your hard work in making this year’s ‘The Healing Power of Art’ exhibition possible. The tremendous talent submitted this year has surpassed my expectations, and Meredith Hebden’s work is among 2017’s best. Through this exhibition I am fortunate to have the opportunity to connect and add Meredith Hebden as one of my new healthcare artists.”
Visit Barbara Markoff’s website at theartconsultant.biz
Visit Meredith Hebden’s website at meredithhebden.com