“As a lover of art, I cannot help but tell people how much I am enjoying the collection we selected for the Jennie Sealy Hospital. When we chose the different pieces, we made our selections with patients and visitors in mind. Our goal was to create a welcoming environment by providing a connection to nature and our own Galveston beach community. Today, as I walk the hallways of Jennie Sealy Hospital, I still find it remarkable how the art collection transformed the patient care and public spaces. The pieces are so beautifully illuminated by the natural light throughout the facility—it creates a very calm and relaxing atmosphere. I feel as though the art we chose offers beautiful depictions of what those who live in Galveston experience, as well as what tourists and visitors see of the area, like seabirds, dramatic landscapes of the gulf, and glimpses into the history of the island. Close ups of natural objects like plants and seashells convey the texture of surfaces so vividly. Florence Nightingale is quoted as saying, ‘Never underestimate the healing effects of beauty.’ I feel like the art we selected offers our patients and their loved ones something else to think about beyond the fact that they are in a hospital environment. The art collection that Marion and Associates worked with us to develop truly represents the healing effects of art and grounds the hospital in the communities we serve.
Jan and Pam were exceptional to work with, and really understood our vision and our budget. The process for selecting the art was technology driven, making the best use of my mine. Their attention to detail and follow through made this an excellent experience. We also wanted to use local artists to the extent that we could to show support for those artists in our community. Jan and Pam worked tirelessly to assure that we had great representation from local artists as well as the Greater Houston area artists.
The best reference is whether or not someone would use them again, and we did. They helped us develop and hang the collection at our League City Campus, and are heavily involved in the art for our new entrance to the Health System complex. I can wholeheartedly endorse Marion and Associates.”