February 20183rd Annual Leaves & PetalsFeatured Artists & Best in Show Winners


Traditional ArtDavid Hoque

"Crack'lin Cones on Quartz"
Colored Pencil - 12.75" x 20.75" - NFS

I am an American artist borne in Monterey, California. I am primarily self taught with some formal advanced art training. I have a BS degree from Excelsior College, Albany NY. I specialize in watercolor and colored pencil art pieces. I am a professional member of the International Guild of Realism and the Colored Pencil Society of America and have had art pieces juried into their prestigious annual international exhibitions every year that I have been a member. I have also been published regularly in Ann Kullberg's "Color" Magazine and her annual "CP Treasures Vol. III and IV", as well as "Colored Pencil Magazine".

My primary subjects are still life and some human and animal portraiture. I have a great interest in realism and creating my pieces with great contrasts between light and dark color and tones. I enjoy conveying its balance and how these visionary qualities complement each other. I draw and paint with a heavy hand but with rich, deep color pallets. My subjects are balanced and precise and I tend to favor reflection, fire and objects that are simple but interesting. Its important for me to create pieces from the world around us that the observer can draw dramatic perspective and positive emotion from and walk away inspired by the experience.

Please visit David's website to see more of his work.

 Digital Art & PhotographyUlrike Unterbruner

Digital Photography
1480px x 1480px - $50

Ulrike Unterbruner (born in 1953) is an Austrian amateur photographer. She is a member of the Salzburger Fotoklub/Austria (http://www.salzburger-fotoklub.com ). Seeing the world through a camera has always fascinated her. At the age of 10, she got her first camera from her father, an amateur photographer, and was sometimes allowed to watch him in his darkroom. She can still remember the magic moment when the white paper suddenly turned into a photo. So photography also became one of her hobbies. But with the amount of new possibilities offered by the digital photography and Adobe Photoshop, the hobby became a passion. She finds her favorite motives in nature – water, from the raindrop to the wave, flowers and trees, animals, landscapes… Not only portraying them with her Olympus E-M10 camera in an aesthetic way, but to capture their spirit is challenge and enjoyment for her.

Please email Ulrike directly if you are interested in purchasing this award-winning piece or if you would like to see more of her work.