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" 2019 Show
This show will run November 1-30, 2019. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 98 accepted entries and they came from 19 different states in the USA as well as 9 other locations: Belarus, Canada, Costa Rica, India, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, and United Kingdom. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, digital, enamel, graphite, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, 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 the Bedford County Humane Society, located in Bedford, PA, USA. For more information about BCHS please visit their website. http://www.bchsonline.org/ Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with the BCHS. 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.
I was born in 1990 and grew up in Saint Petersburg. Having achieved my MA at the State University of St Petersburg in 2014, I began studying art at the St Petersburg Academy of Arts focusing on painting and drawing. Utilizing oil on canvas as my primary medium I also work in the mediums of drawing and printmaking. In addition to my creative works I also have done illustrations for literary editions.
In my work “Born to win” there is a rearing Andalusian horse. I developed a passion for horses at an early age when I started going in for show jumping. Now they are the main subject reflected through my artworks. My objective is to express deep feelings to visceral beauty and grandeur of these animals as well as to study their character. Besides that I am interested in reflecting on the relationships between a horse and a man. Horses and riders are attuned to each other in a very special way and I think it is a human's body that is somehow transformed through an everyday riding practice. Who affects and who is affected? That's one of the questions I set painting these beautiful animals or a skilled equestrian performance.
Artist from St. Petersburg, Russia. I believe that our inner world, our fantasy is the main source of inspiration. Artists make a great contribution to the world of art if they give freedom to thei inner beauty. Such paintings always evoke emotions. Emotions are the most important goal of art.
Coleen Williams is an artist based in White River, Mpumalanga. Her home is conveniently close to the Kruger National Park, allowing many forays in search of inspiration and photographs for her growing body of wildlife works. She is inspired by nature and enjoys capturing the different colours, shapes and textures of our natural world in a variety of mediums.
Born in Nelspruit in 1972, her younger years were spent in many different places, and only in 2005 did she return to her place of birth, the beautiful Lowveld. Coleen always had a passion for art and as a child spent many hours creating. She excelled in art at school, but a graphic design career took her on a different creative journey. After running her own graphic design business in Gauteng for almost 20 years, returning to her roots rekindled the spark of her creative spirit and in 2018, inspired by an old drawing, Coleen’s inner artist finally convinced her to pick up her pencils again. She currently finds herself on an exciting journey of rediscovering her love for art.
The years spent in digital design honed her skills with regards to colour relationships as well as composition, which enable her to digitally compose her ideas prior to painting. Her beautiful wildlife paintings are characterised by an intense passion for colour and detail. Whether its watercolour, pastel or graphite, Coleen’s artworks are a joy and the tender touch applied is evident in each piece.
September 2019: Honourable Mention - 1st International Watermedia Festival, Somerset West
South Africa October 2019: Best of Show - Artcall Summer 2019 Portfolio Art Show