With registrations for “Finding Your Heart and Soul in Sumi e” coming in, we’re on our way to having a really good workshop on May 7! Please pre-register so you’re on my list. New information is below. With sumi e work, anything is possible. Some of you may want to work in a more traditional […]

I share with you here a return to color through my new abstract watercolor painting with literary content. Color is my first language and is also a deep love of mine, even a visceral instinct. That is why I yearned to return to some color work as I further relaxed from my Zen black and […]

I find my Zen and Sufi insights gain me deeper understanding of my own Christian roots. First the fish needs to say, “Something ain’t right about this camel ride— and I’m feeling so damm thirsty. -“Damm Thirsty- Hafiz 1844S, 42” x 60” Commentary on my Zen Painting “So Damm Thirsty” This is when a fish, if […]

My paintings are more of the “transformational” nature rather than the “transactional” or commercial nature. I love that phrase, given me by my confidant, Charlotte. I’m ready to grow into that now as a point of view, and those of you who subscribe to my blog, I believe will understand and embrace this. I hope […]

My art continues to evolve in this time of troubling government resolutions. When I first heard the news on the immigration situation at the border, I was deeply shocked. Even now this is hard for me to write, as the emotions continue to reverberate through my system. That separation of children from their mothers, from […]

There is an inner power which, when discovered within, frees one from reliance on force to exist in this world. I express this in my sumi-e artworks inspired by poetry or quotations from various sources. These works convey my own path to inner awakening to that power; I hope they may inspire you as you […]

Did I tell you why I’m enjoying the sumi e abstract paintings? There are many reasons. First of all, they are fun! I have always begun with a poem, a quote, a piece of music in my mind. I want to know this concept on a deeper level of consciousness than the intellect alone. I […]

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by Marilyn wells

Denver COlorado