The moon like a pallid ember – my abstract sumi e here today, I see as Hope. “The moon like a pallid ember began to go out in the banks of fog…” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry “ Wind, Sand & Stars” 1855S I see the moon as hope. It’s for us to not let […]

“Between Us”, my abstract sumi e, holds expressive elements of the beauty of the invisible world. “The space between us pregnant with unknown possibility…” -Unknown 1861S This painting is, of course, about love, but It is also about the space between any of us, or between us and the Invisible, at any given time that […]

“Dive deeper” exploration in abstract Sumi e – and diving deeper into the Light… You have been walking on the ocean’s edge, holding up your robes to keep them dry. You must dive deeper under, a thousand times deeper. -Rumi “Beyond Love Stories” 1851S This painting is available as the Original and as Prints in […]

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…”   – […]

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