The art that is created today is how this time period will be viewed tomorrow. We want to make a difference in the lives of artists as well as a positive change in the world.
"Animals" 2016 Show
This show will run November 1-30, 2016. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 121 accepted entries and they came from 22 different states in the USA and 12 other countries: Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Italy, Malta, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. A variety of styles and mediums were entered including, acrylic, aerographics, charcoal, collage, digital, ink, mixed media, mosaic, oil, pastel, pen, pencil/graphite/colored, photography, spray paint, tempera, and watercolor. The judging criterion was originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium. Other factors, such as the clarity of the images provided and their ability to be viewed online, as well as relating to the theme, also contributed to our decision. “Best of Show”, “First Place”, and “Second Place” winners received a monetary award in addition to special recognition.
We were very happy to donate 10% of all the entry fees from this show to the Bedford County Humane Society, located in Bedford, PA (USA). They are a non-profit, 501(c)(3), No-Kill shelter for all breeds of dogs and cats. For more information about this center, please visit their website, http://www.bchsonline.org/about.php. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with any Humane Societies. It is our hope that this small act of kindness will blossom and grow to help someone else.
Thank you to all the artists who participated! Your talents and skills gave us a diverse body of work to create this attractive show.
Buyers- Please contact the artists directly for sales. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery does not handle any part of the sale or collect any commission, it is solely between the buyer and artist. You may find a link to the artist’s website or email address below their work.
Painting and drawing has always been a way of naturally expressing myself as a person. In 2013, I took a chance by starting to work as a professional artist, learning more about techniques and tools to use them as real instruments when working creatively.
Creating oil paintings in a realistic style requires planning, patience and determination and for me, it’s probably the most beautiful experience to see something becoming real that are in fact pristine reflections of my thoughts, my ideas and phantasy. I am still astonished about the luck I had in finding good teachers and guidance as well as great opportunities to show and develop my work as an artist during the last years.
When a locally reknown Asian fine dining restaurant in Ascot (UK) reopened in 2014 after extensive refurbishment the owners started talking to me about a painting they wanted as an artistic centerpiece for their reception area. This is how the idea for painting „The Fish Pond“ was born. My work process was based on a painting method called Flemish technique, which is to firstly paint a nearly complete monochrome oil underpainting before starting to apply very thin layers of color paint to gradually build up depth and chroma. It’s a long process for each layer to dry completely before continuing with the next. Today, each guest who is coming to enjoy a luscious Asian dinner at this restaurant is being welcomed with a view onto „The Fish Pond“ and I am very honored to have become good friends with the owners ever since.
Nowadays, representational paintings are mostly done for commissions and on my artistic side I concentrate more on series of paintings where I show a lot of my personal dreams and thoughts. In my paintings I play with abstract things like beauty, uncertainty, perfection, guilt and human perception but always remaining true to a realistic painting style. I try to create cohesive narratives and patterns that bind different works together. My aim is to create impressive paintings that mature further and reveal deeper, more complex levels to the viewer over time.
Living in the city of Hamburg in Germany, I am currently working on a series of paintings with the working title „The Peruvian Dance“. I hope there’s going to be a plenitude of color and gold.
My name is Allyson Marie, I reside in the mountains of upstate New York. I hold a degree in both visual communications and i am a registered professional nurse. Photography has always been a great passion, being able to share with others the things I see and the way I see them.
Digital photography has increasingly become a hobby of mine, learning new ways to manipulate an image or blend images to create something new. Most of the subjects I photograph are abandoned places, old barns, animals and landscapes, lots of nature. I am lucky to live among such beauty that inspires my work. My work is a collision of art and photography which celebrates the wonder in everyday things often taken for granted. It is both real and surreal. I have found experts in iPhoneography and DSLR photographers to mentor me, gradually developing my own artistic path, striving to bring unknown objects and scenes to light, and presenting them in a memorable way for my viewers.
My work was honored at a private reception at the Louvre Museum, in Paris, July 13th, 2015 as well as published in their Animal Collection hard cover book for the Exposure Award competition. theAppWhisperer.com has published many of my images. Including one in her recent trip to where she was invited to lecture at the Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea on 23 September 2015. It was a huge honour to be included.
I have been honored to be featured in several online mobilephotography sites such as Mobiography, shootermagazine, iPhoneographyCentral.com and P1XELS. I have also received awards for my work in the contemporary art gallery on line for their " All Woman " art competition and a Noteworthy mention on the 2016 black and white show for Colors of Humanity. I am an active participant in the New Era Museum; and I am the curator for NEMsilence. My most recent interviews and images have been published InSpades Magazine, ShooterMagazine, Studio Visit magazine and the Nature Inspired Anthologies collections of short stories and art. I have exhibited nationally in galleries from coast to coast.
I grew up and spent most of my life in France. I currently live in Savannah, GA. My artistic progress began when I was a child while watching my grandfather painting. With the smell of the turpentine anchored in my genes, I started to draw and to experiment with different artistic media. I studied the poems Logogrammes from Christian Dotrement, founder of the CoBRa movement. This research brought me closer to the visual art world reawakening my artistic passion. I left academia for embracing the career of an artist.
I am an artist painter. My artwork mostly focuses on the human figures. My goal is to make the body talk. The flesh is a good vehicle of what’s happening inside, how we feel in our body and how we live with it. My paintings are a continuous investigation of loss and of the experience of vulnerabilities. My work is aesthetically resilient as the act of painting is an act of reliance for me. The multilayered paintings allow me to work with the accidents of the painting material itself. The work never shows a complete and fine representation and let arise a feeling of fragility through painfully beautiful images.
Since moving to the U.S, I found myself loving to wander around flea markets. In fact, this is how I began to buy vintage cabinet photos and collect old illustration books. I was struggling with a painting when I had the idea to use the vintage books and photos and to start to make collages.
Often, my collages are the vehicle of eye experiments in body modification. Making traditional handmade collages is to me closed to our modern science, closed a laboratory genetic manipulation. I scalp and paste together head and bodies of different species to create exquisite corpses. The scalpel cut pieces cover the image and thus reveal a new meaning at the manner of a palimpsest. They are melted down seamlessly into an alternated representation of our world. Covering, hiding, assembling the pieces create new combinations. The collage breaks our vision of a known body and world. The making of these grotesque hybrids open new possibilities. When collage usually reduces the image to a layered pasted image, here the collage seems to aim to create a new world concealing art, science and poetry.
My work was exhibited in galleries in France, Germany and Belgium. I was also present during the International Art convention LineArt, in Gand, Belgium. The past years I have started to show my work in the USA through group shows in New York City, NY or Philadelphia. PA. My solo shows in Savannah were nominated as one of the best art shows 2015 by the Savannah Morning News and by the Savannah Art Informer.
by Melissa LaMaster