Botanicals 2019 Show - Colors of Humanity Art Gallery

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.

"Botanicals" 2019 Show

This show will run August 1-31, 2019. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 88 accepted entries and they came from 10 different states in the USA as well as 8 other locations: Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Russia, and South. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, collage, colored pencil, ink, mixed media, oil, 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 Nature Conservancy. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with The Nature Conservancy. 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

"Summertime" (oil) by Oxana Logvinova

ologvinova@gmail.com
$300


I am a painter (artist) currently based in the South of Russia, Krasnodar. My conscious life as an artist has started just 2 years ago. It began when I graduated from the College of Art in my home city (Department of easel painting). Of course I liked painting and drawing before that, but that study at the art college influenced me a lot. There I was given plenty of new info on painting, drawing and formal& figurative composition. I was lucky to learn from good teachers. Knowledge of compositional techniques was kind of crucial for me at that time. It created a new me...

Having graduated from the art college I started trying different styles and painting techniques. At the moment I like to create artworks that are calming and bring a sense of beauty and joy into living spaces and homes. The beauty of nature is my constant inexhaustible source of inspiration. Whenever I have chance I go travelling to the natural resorts and combine it with my plein air sessions. My current floral paintings are mostly an exploration of natural organic forms, colors and lines, but not limited to it.

The emotional component of art is also important to me. It is that important because we perceive and feel it unconsciously. So, in my floral paintings I am not just doing a flower portrait but trying to reflect the specific emotional state. Positive state. I think that it is what all of us need nowadays.

Regarding my paintings - they are quite realistic at the moment. I use brushes and often mixed media techniques on traditional canvas to create transparent and non- transparent layers and depth. It kind of invites viewers to connect with the work through familiar, recognisable, natural organic forms.

As of today, I have participated in a couple of group exhibitions in my home city and getting prepared now for my first solo exhibition scheduled at the end of September 2019. I’m very grateful to all art admirers and nature enthusiasts who have acquired my works on paper and canvas. They are now parts of private collections in Russia, the UK and Australia. It gives me great satisfaction so see my artworks in their new homes.

About Summertime-

One summer afternoon (June this year) I was walking thru the old part of my home town.. I like to walk there because all those old houses in the old city center make me feel like I have used the Time Machine and got back in time for approx. 100 years... It was a very hot day, so I walked on the shady side of the narrow street. As an artist I absolutely adore to observe closely everything I see and meet on my way:) That day I have noticed a woman, sitting at the corner of 2 streets and selling garden flowers. She set absolutely lonely with her flowers, silent and deep in her thoughts. She wasn’t reading anything or browsing her phone like most of the people around do. I came and bought some flowers from her. I chose a bunch of camomiles and small red roses. When I got home I arranged the flowers in the vase, and noticed that summer evening’s light on the flowers was just perfect. I have started painting immediately and did it Alla Prima during 2 sessions. For me it is now a pure impression of that day.

http://www.instagram.com/oxan_studio




- I graduated from art high school and I now attend art university.

- I also works as an art director in film art.

- The source of my painting is loneliness. When loneliness and sorrow come, they draw it.

- The mediums I mainly use oriental inks, paints, and paper. It is a very traditional tool. It is an important part of my painting. It's tricky to use, but you can get a very good feeling when you use it well. I am glad to be able to do this as my painter.

-Please email me if you want to support my future work. And if you are wondering about my other works or process, you can check it through Instagram (InstagramID kimyoujin_blue / E-mail eet0003@gmail.com)




I was born in Latvia. Worked for a long time in the countries of Russia, Latvia and Spain. My mother tongue is russian. I am an engineer by eduacation, but i am a creative person, that is why i was involved in artistic professions all my life. I am a professional interior designer, photographer and art director.

I picked up painting recently. I research and experiment a lot. My main vectors in painting are still life and a woman-dancer. There are series of paintings like "Ballet" (2017-2018), "Still life" (2017-2019), "A glass of flowers" (2019), and others. You can find all of my works on my site https://stepbystepalex.jimdo.com/painting-живопись/

Currently I am working on an exhibition project (Working title "Illusion in llusion"), where I work in two visual directions: photography and painting. It is a story about a ballet dancer. About her conditions during the rehearsal. The exhibition will have both photographs and paintings. The main accent is that it only takes a fraction of a second to take a photo, while it may take days, weeks, months or even more to create a painting. One author, one story, two different methods of visual representation.




Honorable Mention


Noteworthy

"Summer flowers 2"

(watercolor)

by Anastsiya Block

https://www.instagram.com/anastasiya.block/

$100


"Magnolias"

(watercolor)

by Elizabeth Burin

http://elizabethburin.com

$625


"MG 1946"

(photography)

by Alan Gaynor

http://www.alangaynorphoto.com

$500


"Beauty in the vase"

(watercolor)

by Evgeniya Kostikova

https://www.instagram.com/eugeniko_art/

100 Euro



"Botanicals" 2019 Show

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