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.

Wet Paint 2016 Show

This show will run September 1-30, 2016. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 64 accepted entries came from 13 different states in the USA and 5 other countries: Canada, France, Korea, Russia, and Taiwan. A variety of styles and mediums were entered including, acrylic, mixed media, oil, 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, 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 entry fees from this show to Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with Habitat for Humanity. 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.

Best of Show

"Head Gear" (oil on canvas) by Sam Wilson
2016 Best of Show

Since I was young I always had an interest in art and drawing. I would draw full scale scenes of stick figure battles and wild creatures. I am blessed to say that art has always surrounded me. My dad has always been involved in art and is an oil painter himself. He is a big reason why I began oil painting.

My painting journey began on a slow October day in 2008. I asked my dad if he would set me up and give me some pointers on painting a portrait. I wanted to paint Steve Buscemi. After that day I knew wanted to paint more and more. I spent much of my early years painting celebrities and eventually evolved my tastes through artist that inspired me. I have always been a pretty representational artist but to this day am moved by everything that is out there.

I am a self-taught artist, but I have learned much from my dad as well as other artist around me.

Currently I paint a range of subject matter with a focus in realism. I want to represent my subjects in a realness that only paint can create. As photography has its own place in art I don’t want to paint a photograph, I want to paint real life. That is what I love about oil paint, It has the ability to be bold and bright or very soft. Although creating these dynamics is a challenge, those are the challenges I love to overcome.

The inspiration behind my piece “Head Gear” is the motorcycle culture here in San Antonio Texas. From the moment I saw this glitter chromed out helmet, I knew I wanted to paint it. I like that although the helmet itself is the main focus, I was also able to reflect a scene of the individuals behind the mask. The scene is set near a local coffee truck where every second Saturday some of the motorcycle community meet up. I loved painting all the small details and characters in this piece.

Currently I paint and live in San Antonio, TX.

First Place

I was born in 1981 in the city of Kursk. Since my childhood I liked to draw, admired the Impressionists and the Itinerants. I graduated from university as a designer and taught a year, until I moved to Moscow, where I mainly engaged in Motion-design and graphic design. The past five years I have been raising my two sons and I work at home. At the moment, I have a need to do something in this for themselves. I love creative work focused, immersed in this state, to discover something in yourself and throw itself a challenge. Drawing - a good meeting with yourself, where everything is honest. I'm really happy in these moments. Source of inspiration I often looking for in the works of other artists. I try different techniques, experimenting, and I can not give preference to one genre. Only the portrait is exception, and to achieve success in this direction is my big dream.

Born in the Detroit area, like most "Motor City" boys of that era, my dream was to become a car designer, just like my father who was directly responsible for the artistic gift I was born with. However, after a Commercial Art degree, and a stint in the Navy as an Illustrator, I ultimately became an Industrial Designer in the Commercial Aircraft Industry. While employed by Boeing, I was responsible for the creation of presise hand painted rendering of the interior design for Air Force One, and other v.i.p clients. It was there that I developed my precise painting style that has become the signature technique in my fine art painting today.

After creating numerous commissioned works for various clients in Beverly HIlls, including the CEO of a famous clothing designer, several portrait commissions, and a small series of wine bottle paintings, titled "The Grapes of Roth", I ultimately found a permanent niche painting an on-going series of highly detailed, whimisical cat paintings I call the "Kool-Kat Kollection". These images are executed in acrylic, utilizing the precise and time consuming air brush techniques of my work from Boeing. The series has been quite popular among cat lovers, and the images are now licensed to numerous greeting card and jig-saw manufactures.

Being a devoted animal lover my entire life, creating my paintings is a genuine "labor of love" for me, but I must say that my greatest reward comes from seeing the big smiles they bring to the faces of my collectors. please visit my web site at to view the images for yourself. You may just become a "Kool-Kat Kollector".


"I Don't Quite Sea It..." (flow acrylics) by Leigh Tyndall

"I Don't Quite Sea It..." (flow acrylics) by Leigh Tyndall

Wet Paint 2016 Show

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