Coming up: Workshop and LUMC Art Festival Showing – April and May, see Details below: “Without reference to texts or traditions We drink the life water together.” -Rumi – Chinese and Greek Art 2202OC This is part of a new series of Sacred Earth Feminine paintings, richly textured and deeply evocative of the Neolithic era […]

New – Sumi Watercolor Painting and Workshop – “No Fear Watercolor 1” – May 7, 2022, Foothills Art Center, Golden CO “A Morning Glory’s Hour” My span of years today appears a morning glory’s hour. – Arakida Moritake 1472-1549 1909W written on his deathbed at age 75. It was also his birthday. upcoming workshop – […]

A workshop and a painting with poet Bashō are featured here “I’m Lonely Too” Will you turn toward me? I am lonely too, this autumn evening.   – Basho 1905S This simple plea is poignant with the simplicity and directness. This is not attachment; this is not detachment. Instead, this is a true experience in a […]

“Pure Spring Water” by Marilyn Wells – Sumi e Original Unmounted Painting Abstract sumi e painting, Zen style, original, unmounted, with ink wash, wet and dry brushstrokes by Marilyn Wells was inspired by Amidst the reeds (good and evil) Runs The pure spring water.   -Sengai 2204S -1 I want to fan the spark of  your own […]

Abstract sumi e painting based on Rumi poem below… “This Day is Conscious of itself. This day is a lover, bread and gentleness.”   -Rumi tr. CB 1907S Isn’t this an amazing thought – even the very day is conscious of itself! Everything is sacred in the Oneness of the All. We must bow down and […]

Spirit in Nature, in Trees, Rocks and Weeds, calls me again. I found in sumi e, the stark simplicity of black on white, the spirit of trees connecting me to the sky, evoking the mystery of oneness of us all. Following a series of color paintings in the year of covid lockdown, 2020, I wanted […]

Happy Hanukkah – 2 Abstract Sumi e paintings where I celebrate the Jewish Holiday underway… I painted two sumi e to celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday that lasts for eight nights, usually in November or December. This year, 2021, it began at sundown on Sunday, Nov. 28, and ends Monday, Dec. 6. I love stories […]

Sumi sculpture by Marilyn is Neolithic inspired and is being well received by everyone who lays eyes on these. Sumi e Sculpture, Zen style, fired-clay with black glaze, of the “Sacred Feminine” series by Marilyn Wells, inspired by Neolithic hand carvings. I call this Sumi e, as it is black as ink. Nothing is more […]

Sumi e Sculpture by Marilyn Wells Showing Soon – Urban Mud is hosting a Members Only Art Show November 19 at Urban Mud, 530 Santa Fe Dr. from 5:30 to 9 PM Look for me in the Hallway Shelves with my black “Sacred Feminine” figures. Zen style, fired-clay original with black glaze, of the “Sacred […]

Abstract sumi e painting, Zen Haiga style, with ink wash and both wet and dry brushstroke work by Marilyn Wells was inspired by “As usual, when angels gather, They draw a following of devils: gangsters, ganefs, and hard-luck women.” _Michael Chabon “The Yiddish Policeman’s Union” 1880S This quote struck me as both very likely true […]

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