Paintings Selected in ‘Animals’ International Art Exhibition

 “Mandril” and “Fleeting” have been accepted for inclusion in the November 2016 art exhibition and show, “Animals” at Colors of Humanity Gallery in the USA.

 

Polar Bear Arctic Oil Painting
Fleeting, Oils on Canvas, 70 x 70cm, available for €400/$420 to the first person asking nicely!
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Mandril, Oils on Canvas, 100 x 50cm, available for €500/$550

Multiple accepted entries came from 22 different states in the USA and 12 other countries: Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Italy, Malta, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.  A variety of styles and mediums were entered including, acrylic, aerographics, charcoal, collage, digital, ink, mixed media, mosaic, oil, pastel, pen, pencil/graphite/colored, photography, spray paint, 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, as well as relating to the theme, also contributed to our decision.

We were very happy to donate 10% of all the entry fees from this show to the Humane Society. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with any Humane Societies. It is our hope that this small act of kindness will blossom and grow to help someone else.

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GUEST DOODLEWASH: A Life In Natural Colour

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My name is Chloe Jayne Waterfield and I’m from England, but have been living in Malta for the past 13 years (follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and visit my website!). Digging into the source of passion is a fruitless task. Some questions don’t deserve an answer; why questions like why does the universe exist, why was I born a woman, not a man – and, more personally, and equally un-answerable: why do I paint? It’s just not a question I can ever answer, nor have I ever sought to.

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There are many questions that deserve an attempt at answering, and indeed, most of my passion for art originates from my curiosity. My aesthetic wanderlust which works from the outside in. I expose myself to the world around me, its incomprehensible beauty, and I am driven to present it, to myself and others, in a more human, relatable…

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Why Your Pets Matter

“If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it.”
– Peter Singer,  ethicist and Animal Rights activist.

Even if we shut off the media that surrounds us, we’re haunted by images of suffering, and we feel an instinctual drive to help. From reducing our waste, to donating money, to giving up everything and travelling to a war-torn city;  the human drive for empathy and giving is hard to resist.

Beyond our own species there are millions of sharks killed for their fins every year, pangolins hunted to near extinction in Asia, and, closer to home, dogs living in under-funded shelters or being thrown out into the street. Rampant abandonment and abuse. None of us, when we choose to look, can ever look away. Suffering elicits the better angels of our natures.

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Of course, not all of us are designed to be conservationists, fund-raisers, or doctors without borders – more’s the pity! But that’s fine; charity, like politics, is more honest, more sincere at the grass-roots level. We don’t all have to be Oxfams or Medecins Sans Frontiers. We can, however, be foot soldiers for empathy. Using our own unique gifts, powers, even destinies.

I want to do this in my own way. The endometriosis that hounds me makes it unlikely for me to be on the active, physical front line. But fortunately, I have my art. It’s all I have and, I’d like to think, it’s more than worthwhile! And I want to use it collaboratively; I want to include you in my small, meaningful battle.

I am open for commissions, of watercolours, oils, pencils; I’m open for a variety of pet, wildlife and abstract commissions – I want to see and get to know your pet, its story, your own, your passion, your curiosities. From these I commit to donate 25% of the fees to a charity or organisation of your choosing. Where do you want to take your battle, what are the causes dear to you – malaria, poverty, hunger, species conservation or simply your local animal shelter or rescue home. Incidentally, follow this link for a list of worthwhile, trustworthy and transparent charities – www.thelifeyoucansave.org/Top-Charities

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Let’s marry aesthetics and empathy and give life – and our pets – just that little bit more meaning.

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