Behold and Know You Are Held. How to do this. At this troubling time in our life journey, we are all seeking therapeutic and spiritual grounding. I begin to explore new ways of expressing or releasing the Chi (energy) you experience when you intentionally work with Beholding and the resulting knowledge of Being Held that […]

Beholding and Knowing I am Held in these troubled times is a way of finding Joy I have discovered after many years of art making and meditation. We’re looking for inspiration, for therapeutic fulfillment in these troubled times. Here is what I did today and what I teach in my workshops. This follows up on […]

How can you find hope through art and inner work in these troubled  times? Below and in future blogs, I share a path. This is how you too can do this. writing my own haiku and painting it me and the sleek geese make tracks through the slushy sleet on a cold March day   […]

The experession of chi, or life energy, in abstract sumi e painting, based on a poem by Rumi, is my intention here. This is one of my recent favorites, mounted by Brian at Metropolitan Frame Company with Andy where I had my last January solo art show! 1912S -1  The Lover Wakes “Like this universe […]

These are a few of my favorite things at Christmas Time, and this is a little, personal, Christmas card to my loyal followers. I am so grateful for you! My art continues to blossom and go out to bless others I believe. More workshops are scheduled (see below) and I will continue to offer what […]

My sumi e abstract work is being enjoyed by people like you coming to my workshops. As I watch them work, I have a sense of their own freedom in expression and release of the Chi. I see them enjoy the flow, being in the moment, creating something never seen before, then later reflecting on […]

Reflecting on a painting. For our Workshop at Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, on Saturday, I did my usual warm-up exercises, and was very happy with this abstract sumi e painting… “Our Love” 1919S I think, what love does to us is a Gordian knot, it’s that complicated. M. Oliver -‘Porcupine’   At first I […]

What a happy experience we had Finding our Hearts and Souls in the Sumi Brushwork Workshop at Foothills Art Center on a beautiful October day in Colorado! Students meditate, observe, go deeply into paintings both they themselves as well as myself have made, finding the meaning that is within their own hearts. Because of our […]

Last week I shared insights on seeing Sumi e abstract art works from heart and soul. This week I want to make a crossover to one of my favorite figurative paintings. I had in the past named this painting (on marilynwells.com  -look in the Gallery “Just For Art Collectors”) simply “Eastern Star”. True, it is […]

Want to take a personal journey into seeing more deeply? Do you know that seeing abstract sumi e from heart and soul can take you to a deeper level of insight, intuition, and understanding? It’s really a form of “sacred seeing”, like the ancient monastic tradition of lectio divina*, except lectio has to do with […]

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Denver COlorado

Marilyn Wells - Fine Artist