Abstract sumi e, “Wild Flowers May Grow” from a poem by Rumi. Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumpled so wild flowers will come up where you are. – “Surrender” Rumi 1903S We want to learn how to leave off being so rigid, so sure of our opinions. Humility and an open […]

Friends – we most need in troubled times. “friends make you look good, feel supported, and stay close to your heart.” -Unknown 1862S It is true that friends are what we most need in troubled times. I think that pretty much says it all. Through covid, division, injustice and angst this recent period in our […]

My abstract sumi e “Ruby Mine Inside” is inspired by the Persian poet Hafiz.   Don’t die again with that holy ruby mine inside still unclaimed when you could be swinging a golden pick with every step. – Hafiz 1859S-2 You can claim that ruby mind inside yourself if you have the will and yearning, […]

Abstract Sumi e – What To Give Up, expressions of the Ch’i in paintings by Marilyn Wells from poetry and Wisdom School teachings. Give up your proud aims, your wishes, mannerisms and extravagant claims! -Unknown 1858S What is it we have to give up? All our precious identity we spend so much time crafting. It […]

Abstract sumi e, 5280 and Marilyn Wells. Denver’s top City magazine, 5280, featured Marilyn in this Holiday Dec/Jan 2020/2021 issue – end piece called “Lights Out”. See article, Bold Strokes. See @ChristineDeOrio, Associate Editor, @danapsmith, Art Director, and Editor Michelle Johnson. Michelle @https://www.5280.com/2019/09/hello-home/  Dana found and selected the image from my blog, MarilynWellsArtJournal.com  Thank you all! […]

Abstract sumi e by Marilyn Wells in the 5280 magazine, current issue, is now on the newstands, though I have only seen the online 5280.com articles and the article itself. I’m told it’s a full end page, which makes my heart beat even faster! Thank you, 5280 and the artistic women who put this and […]

Abstract sumi e prints, soon available at Marilyn Wells Art Studio online store. My opening, a long anticipated event, slowly coming together. Feels like just in time for the holidays, or so I hope… “…a premonition of an incursion into a forbidden world whence it was going to be infinitely difficult to return…”   – […]

5280 Magazine features abstract sumi e by Marilyn Wells in their Holiday Dec/Jan 2020, end piece. …by the laws   of their faith, not logic,     they opened their wings       softly and stepped         Over every dark thing.   – M.O. “Egrets” 1850S For 5280 Magazine featuring abstract […]

Denver’s top City magazine, 5280,  @5280magazine, is featuring Marilyn Wells’s abstract sumi e in their Holiday Dec/Jan issue end piece. Such happy news, anytime, especially now, when so many of us artists have been shut down from sharing and showing our art. Happily interviewed by @ChristineDeOrio, Associate Editor, and @danapsmith79, Art Director, working with my images for […]

Abstract sumi e – The Grand Immensity of Life. I painted the ch’i of a poem by Rumi in abstract sumi-e. We experience the grand immensity of life fully when we face death and total annihilation. “Some Grand Immensity” I placed one foot on the wide plain of death, and some grand immensity Sounded on […]

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