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.

"Landscapes" 2018 Show

This show will run October 1-31, 2018. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 86 accepted entries and they came from 13 different states in the USA as well as 9 other countries: Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, colored pencil, digital painting, digital photomontage, graphite, ink, marker, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, 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, 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 Global Food Initiative. GFI assists hungry people in developing food security and they have raised over $8,000,000 for community development projects in numerous countries around the globe. For more information about GFI please visit their website. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with the Global Food Initiative. 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.

My name is Nadezda Tarasova. I was born and spent my childhood years in the Latvian city of Jurmala. I started to draw from the early childhood and drawing was and still remains one of my favorite crushes. Nevertheless, art was not the profession I had chosen. The point is that I am fond of beauty of numbers as well. So it was the reason why I became Bachelor of Economics in Riga Technical University. I had succeeded in my profession and I had been promoting different projects and communicating with people for the next ten years. Also I started to learn the art of Tarot cards and astrology.

I've been studying art for the past 5 years by books, by attending master classes, by visiting exhibitions and digging into art history of every country I visited and of course by learning different techniques from professional Latvian artists such as Tatjana Anufrijeva and Vera Bondare. I know I have a long way to go, but I am happy to walk it.

Impressionism and expressionism are my favorite art styles and I am trying to put all of my soul and my view of the world into the paintings. I treat my paintings as a photography of my emotional experience, my memories, my feelings. Every stroke

is imbued with them. They drive my brush. And I want to live all of these precious moments out again while I am creating a new artwork. I love all kinds of beauty and harmony of nature and human beings and I like to discover the world and find inspiration in this process. I believe that my paintings reflect my feelings and attitude to the world around me.

'Italian Patio' is one of the paintings which was driven by my memories, my feelings from the past. A lot of my childhood memories are connected with the Northern Italy and awesome people I met there. I will cherish these memories throughout my life. 'Entry' is based on my feelings when I saw the place I've never been before for the first time. Lights and darks I saw there were ingrained in my mind and then I took them out of me to the canvas.

Julia Eisen-Lester is an established artist whose work has been exhibited widely in group, solo and juried exhibitions, and can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. She has been creating art ever since she can recall, having always had a need to express herself visually. Ms. Eisen-Lester began her formal training at the Art Students League and studied with Lester Rondell who taught the Nicolaides method. It was then that she was introduced to seeing and drawing through gesture and contour, and subsequently capturing movement and action on the canvas. Eisen-Lester has a unique, detailed and tactile approach to her painting. Over the period of her career, she has been involved in several different media, devoting years to one and then to another. Her portfolio now consists of works rendered in graphite, gouache, collage and oil paint.

Much of her work is inspired by her love of travel. This can include trips to Europe, or just walks down to the train station near her Yonkers, NY home, fascinated by the ordinary things in life that we take for granted. The subjects may be old trucks, or water tanks, people waiting for a bus, taking a lunch break outside or singing in a doorway for money. Most recently Eisen-Lester has moved away from using representational hues

developing a new bold approach to oil painting. By simplifying line, form, and dimension she is able to see color in an emotional rather than a realistic way, influencing her overall painting style. She energizes her subject matter with vibrant colors and invites the viewer to get lost in the unique world she has created.

About the Painting

I live in Ludlow Park, a small pocket of greenery in downtown Yonkers. In the winter, from my studio, I can see the Hudson River and a glimpse of the Palisades. A few blocks down hill from there, old warehouses and forgotten buildings line the waterfront. They are monuments to a past and are slated for demolition. This painting, “View of the Hudson from Warburton Avenue” is an homage to the old waterfront, to the Railroad that hugs the banks of the river as well as to the businesses that once flourished along its route. There is a lonely beauty that I wanted to portray that a gray winter day best evokes. The colors That I use in this Piece are not the realistic hues of winter but rather the cool blues, purples and greens which to me depicted the loneliness of an unpopulated place on a cold day.

Art has always been part of my life. I come from a family of artists; my mom is an oil painter; my brother does woodturning; my uncle was a clothing designer and pastel artist and my grandmothers knitted and did crewel work. Shortly after graduating with a B.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology, I discovered using colored pencils as a fine art medium. I work realistically, and I like the smooth texture and fine details that can be achieved with colored pencils. I am particularly attracted to the different effects that can be created and how portable colored pencils are.

I was inspired to do my drawing while visiting Lake Tekapo, NZ on a family holiday to Australia and New Zealand. The flowers and landscape were so beautiful that I wanted to attempt to capture the scene in a drawing. Having begun the drawing years earlier, I put it aside as I was a bit overwhelmed by it. Then a fellow colored pencil artist invented the heated Icarus Drawing Board and it was just the tool I needed. Using the board on a high heat setting, I was able to add the detail of the small flowers and complete my drawing.

Primarily a colored pencil artist, I have enjoyed extending my artistry into other mediums. For the past several years I have done East Asian brush painting. I enjoy the contrast between the very slow process of creating a colored pencil painting layer upon layer and the spontaneity of brush painting where I try to convey the essence of a subject by using minimal strokes of ink and watercolor. My latest journey has been into the world of alcohol ink painting.

Honorable Mention


"Winter Sun"

(oil on canvas)

by Anna Klesheva

"Painted by winter"


by Elena Rachkova



(soft pastel)

by Dolores Saul

"London Terraced Buildings"

(acrylic on canvas)

by Toni Silber-Delerive


"Landscapes" 2018 Show

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