Fine Artist Blog

Abstract Sumi e in 5280 Magazine Feature and Urban Mud

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 @ChristineDeOrioAssociate Editor, and @danapsmith79, Art Director, working with my images for the feature. Special thanks to each and Editor Michelle Johnson! Michelle @    

abstract sumi e and Mary Oliver by Marilyn Wells

“Float and Sway in Sheer Nets” by Marilyn Wells, 14″ x 18″ on mulberry paper. $385.00

…to float and sleep in the sheer nets
swaying from flower to flower
day after shining day.
-M.O. “Happiness” 1849S

Reading Mary Oliver’s “Swan” today, I found in the frontispiece these quotes, which have also long been favorites of my own…

“Everyone once, once only. Just once, and no more. And we also once. Never again. But this having been once, although only once, to have been of the earth seems irrevocable.”
-Rilke “Duino Elegies”

’Tis curious that we only believe as deep as we live.”- Emerson

Urban Mud Members Art Show Oct 30, 2020

I’ve been working at Urban Mud @MaryMackeyArt and having a wonderful time with Mary and like-minded fellow artists in her lovely studio.

Urban Mud – second annual member show. You are invited to a show at Urban Mud on Santa Fe of clay artisans who work there and share Mary’s space. Opens October 30 in the evening. Would love to see you come by! Pots galore and of wondrous designs and innovative styles.

Opening reception: October 30th from 5 to 8 PM show continues through the end of December. We now have 15 artists members each very unique all are ceramics.

Members are:  Donna Altieri, Sophia Campella, Kelly Cole, #Johncrandell, David Grigorian, Saohm Hattier, Yasmine Hill, Paloma Jimenez, Paula Kautzmann, Emilio Lobato @elobato3, Mary Mackey, Heather Mourer, Tommy O’Neill, Don Quade @milehighguy303, Marilyn Wells.

Hours are Saturdays 12-5PM and or by appointment. We are there quite a bit so please ring the doorbell if it’s not regular hours, we are probably there. Or you can call Mary to make an appointment at 720-271-9601. Hope you can come on Friday, October 30

zen plate with dahlia

“Zen plate with Dahlia” by Marilyn Wells

sumi pottery by Marilyn Wells

sumi pottery by Marilyn Wells

sumi pottery by Marilyn Wells

Sumi Pottery by Marilyn Wells

limited workshop November 14, 2020

Atelier Heart and Soul Workshop – Coming Live Event at in Golden CO.

“Ink and Joy – Sumi e From the Heart”

10:30-12:30 p.m. – Class limit of 4

Sign up now: now.

Experienced sumi painters, some brief review of technique is included as well as the meditative experience.

Private lessons are also available

See my previous blog post for image in 5280 magazine.


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