The online gallery Infinity Art Gallery hosts international, juried art exhibitions in all media. They have announced winners of the Winter Expo 2010 and the 2nd place in the category figurative art went to Kaleeka Bond for the soft pastel painting “By the hour”. Her painting “One Step” in soft pastel and gouache got to finalists.
Kaleeka lives in Southern California and she received her MFA in 2008. Besides her inspired work I very much like this part of her artist statement “My work illustrates a goal to heighten an awareness of issues that exists worldwide within society. Issues that divide, separate and deteriorate individualism of the human race”. How she makes that statement come alive through her work you can see on her website.