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.
"Open" 2015 Show
This show will run January 1-31, 2016. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 127 accepted entries and they came from 23 different states in the USA and 11 other countries: Australia, Belarus, Canada, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, and United Kingdom. A variety of styles and mediums were entered including, acrylic, charcoal, collage, colored pencil, cross stitch, digital, engraving, foil, gouache, graphite, house paint, lithography, mixed media, oil, pastel, pen and ink, photography, pressed plant material, 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, as well as relating to the theme, 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 Feed the Children to help ensure a better life for them. Feed the Children exists to end childhood hunger. Around the world, they provide nourishing meals every day to more than 350,000 children. For more information, please visit their website http://www.feedthechildren.org/. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with Feed the Children. 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.
Gabriel Lavoie, born March 22nd 1956 in Temiscouata (Quebec, Canada), is a self-taught artist.
Always given to raise its art to more the high summit, Gabriell reinvents it continuously while inspiring the other artists to be made in the same way. Its multiple artistic experiments open the paths of the revival to him. Moreover, something of timeless emanates from its works.
With such a predestined name and a visionary, spiritual approach, the artist Gabriell is, without a doubt, a new reference in the world of symbolic painting. From one canvas to another, his works reflect his spiritual journey. For him, everything we paint expresses what we are.
Gabriell uses art (painting) to manifest and communicate the Light that is in him. He sincerely believes that art allows human beings to manifest the qualities of their soul.
Living modestly and humbly in Quebec, Gabriell grew up in the Lanaudière region. From his infancy, his drawing talents surprised everyone with their quality which seemed to come so naturally to him. Later, over the years, his love for drawing led to a reputation for excellence in portraiture. In spite of this recognition and success, he felt a great emptiness within and several personal changes set off deep questioning as to the meaning of his life.
During this period, not only did he call into question his need for success and acknowledgement, but also his talent. It became a watershed in his artistic career; a new path opened and new creativity emerged. It was the beginning of his life as an initiatic artist. Guided by greater confidence in his talent and a more present spirituality, he sketched landscapes inspired by the world of fairies, reflecting his new aspirations. This experience lasted a few months and proved to be very revealing. Then, oils and acrylics became his new choice of expression. The symbiosis between his personal soul-seeking and his painting gave rise to works of great depth, which allow him to express his immense potential.
With hindsight, thanks to symbolic analysis, he also understands how his employment as a school janitor helped to cleanse his ego and strengthen his spiritual will. Indeed, to be able to devote his days to developing his artistic talent while ensuring a necessary income on the material level, Gabriell worked as a school janitor for several years. His tasks involved cleaning various rooms, including the toilets and corridors, on all four floors of the school.
Regarding this stage in his development, he says, “Throughout all those years, I wasn’t aware of the impact this job would have on my future. In the beginning, my ego was really put to the test, especially as some of the teachers were old classmates of mine. I learned humility and detachment from people’s raised eyebrows and opinion of me. I integrated active meditation in my cleaning work as well as deep analysis and reflection. Every evening, I talked to God about my life and my future. This intense communication with Up Above forged my spiritual will. With all my heart and soul, I wanted to be able to express who I really was. That was my dream, my dearest wish. Then one day, an unexpected change turned up in my life. A new association gave me access to an artistic milieu and allowed me to leave my janitor job.”
This new partnership was short-lived but it served as a springboard to his future career as a teacher and professional artist. Gabriell considers this synchronicity as a wonderful gift from Heaven, the unhoped for, dream opportunity he’d been waiting for years. This new motivation engenders magical inspiration, never before experienced, which has a direct, exceptional impact on his life and art.
After eight years of apprenticeship and deep cleansing, Gabriell is now fully committed to his new program; as decided by Destiny. He now shares the gift he received from Heaven and his dream is coming true.
Today, Gabriell continues his path in his own workshop where, not only does he turn his talent and creative inspiration into magnificent paintings, but he also shares intuitive painting through enthusiastic teaching.
Every year, intuitive painting seminar-workshops are organized in Canada and Europe. Regarding his work, Gabriell says, “Intuitive painting has completely transformed my vision of Art and Life.” His works travel throughout the world and inspire the souls of new generations to discover inner beauty through art.
Contact Gabriell / email@example.com
Anikin Vasily Born in the Krasnoyarsk Krai
hereditary artist, grandson of the artist Vasily Nazarov.
Having ended Zheleznogorsk art school, arrived in Krasnoyarsk Art.
School name of Vasiliy Surikov Training
Krasnoyarsk art school of Surikov
2007-2013 Russian Academy of Painting of Sculpture and Architecture rector Ilya Glazunov
Historical and religious studio of professor Ivan Glazunov
Regional exhibition to Aleksandr Pushkin's 200 anniversary, 1999 (the 2nd place)
Personal exhibition in 2003 Krasnoyarsk Krai
All-Russian exhibition "Cities of Russia", Moscow, 2006
Personal exhibition to Krasnoyarsk 2006
Personal exhibition of 2006, Zheleznogorsk of Krasnoyarsk Krai
Exhibition to the 20 anniversary of Academy in exhibition centre "Arena", Moscow, 2008.
All-Russian youth exhibition, Moscow, 2008.
Biennial "The Russian week of arts", Moscow, 2008.
Exhibition of graphics, 2009, Krasnoyarsk
All-Russian exhibition "Cities of Russia", 2010, Moscow
Exhibition of young artists of Shopping Center Rumyantsevo, 2010, Moscow
Annual Youth exhibition, Moscow, 2010.
The exhibition dated for anniversary of a victory in , "M.O.S.H." of Russia, 2010, Moscow
Personal exhibition, 2010, Zheleznogorsk of Krasnoyarsk Krai
Annual youth exhibition of 2011 Moscow
"Gold Brush" exhibition, 2011, Moscow
"Graduates of art school Zheleznogorsk" exhibition, 2012, Zheleznogorsk
Moscow Moods exhibition, 2013, Zelenograd, Moscow Urbaniya exhibition, 2013, Moscow
International contest "the Tears of happiness" Oxford, London,England First place in the nomination painting
Joshua Langley was born in Cornwall, England, in October 1995. Josh didn’t enjoy the institution of school, but was drawing and painting with unusual ability from the young age of three.
He grew up surrounded by the sea and the striking Cornish landscape, which have contributed in influencing his art. Having moved to Hampshire at the age of 11, Josh was again encircled by more visual inspiration. Josh overcame many challenges during his schooling and passed his GCSE’s, excelling in Art. He went on to study A level Fine Art and then continued his education with a Level 3 National Diploma in Art & Design.
Although receiving a formal education in Art, Josh is purely self taught when painting in oils. He has developed his own distinctive style of working and carry’s the traditional themes he grew up around within his paintings and demeanour.
Since his teenage years, he has nurtured a fascination for portraiture. Recently starting a series of portraits, whilst exploring the use of walnut oil as a medium. You can follow Josh’s progress online:
Art is so much more to him than a career, or a hobby, it’s a way of life. An intrinsic, essential part of his own identity.
"Abby and Romeo"
(colored pencil on white suede matboard)
by David Hoque
(digital archival print)
by Leah Freeman