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" 2022 Show

This show will run October 1-31, 2022. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 95 accepted entries and they came from 16 different states in the USA, as well as 10 other locations: Austria, Canada, China, Finland, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, collage, colored pencil, egg tempera, glass, gouache, marker, mixed media, oil, pastel, pen and ink, 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 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 Yudan Zhou, I am 25 years old, and I am a graduate student from Shanghai Normal University in the oil painting department. I have loved painting since I was a child, I like the style of classical realism, and I like the artists of the Russian travelling art very much. This "Canberra in the Afternoon" is very big To a certain extent, it also draws on the expression techniques of oil painting master Shishkin, showing the moving scene of Canberra in the afternoon in August.

My paintings reflect my interest in portraying ordinary people in different situations and environments, rendered in a realistic style that everyone can understand. Genre painting has a long history, and I feel it's just as important to create chronicles of the time we live in as it was hundreds of years ago. I like to create a sense of narrative, of something happening in the picture plane that the viewer can speculate about. Good stories never go out of style, and I'm pleased when people find meaning in my work and spin wonderful yarns about their perceptions of what's happening on the canvas. Strong color and variations in lighting also appeal to me.

Strolling around the District of Columbia with friends one Saturday evening, I was captivated by the sight of a neighborhood Whole Foods grocery store. The window frames seemed to encapsulate different stories, and the challenge of painting the softly lit bluish panels and the bike rack out front intrigued me. I also liked the complementary color combination. "Whole Foods" was a pleasure To paint, and it’s one of my favorite pieces.

While in second grade, I vaguely remember painting a picture of a Thanksgiving scene that had a potbelly stove and a few pumpkins in a corner of a room. My teacher and principal felt that my painting was very well done and sent a letter of recognition to my home. My parents were extremely excited. This was the first time that I became aware of my talent and its capacity to bring happiness to people.

An art exhibition presented by The Girl Scouts of America took place when I was eleven years old. This was my first participation in a juried show. My work was exhibited somewhere in NYC, but my family had no idea they could have viewed and voted on my work. I won first place!

I mastered all the basic commercial art skills when I attended the High School of Art Design in New York City which broadened my interest in advertising and marketing. My education continued at the Fashion of Institute of Technology in NYC, and I graduated with a major in Corporate Branding. After graduating, I happily freelanced for many years in the art industry. When a larger income became a necessity, I ventured into textile trading and the healthcare software industry. 

Raising a family removed me from the art world for almost thirty years but that changed when I decided to gift my mom with a painting of her late parents, two aunts and an uncle. The genuine joy it brought my mother reignited my passion for art.

In 2013, I started my own fine art business which specializes in house portraits for the realty industry. My business also includes people and pet portraits as well as landscape and still life paintings. Most of my work is done in the watercolour medium, but I also love working with pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, pastel, and oil paint.

I followed and studied the works of my favorite artists and became self-taught in the watercolour medium. I enjoy the applications and manipulations that can be achieved with different techniques. These include wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, lifting, and scrubbing. Contrary to the most acceptable styles of watercolour painting, I am attracted by hyper-realism. With each painting, I try to better myself in perfecting hyper-realism and the use of the medium, substrate and brushes. I also focus on improving my skills on compositions, the use of lights, shadows, and colors.

In my studio I work from photos, taken with my smart phone camera, of objects, people, and places I have visited. I complete my commission work using reference photos provided by my clients.

I live in Long Beach, New York, with my husband of 30 plus years and we have two wonderful children.

Member of: Philadelphia Water Color and Society Art League of Nassau County

Honorable Mention


"FLOURISHING" (mixed media) by Manuela Moldovan


(mixed media)

by Manuela Moldovan




by Mehmet Akif ÖZDAL

"Venice Sunset"


by Michael Scherfen $3500

"Boat House"


by Kristopher Schoenleber


"Landscapes" 2022 Show

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