This workshop may have to be virtual for now, but the experience will be actual and very real as a felt body experience when you intentionally engage in the practice of Beholding, Knowing You Are Held, and then Releasing the Chi or Energy of that back into the Infinite, into the Light. Early one morning, […]

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   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I took my Denver Urban Sketching group sketching in the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. There’s a last minute big date and opportunity coming up August 14 with the Louisville Center for the Arts to still participate for an all day sketching in Louisville.   Just as we were finishing, I noticed the reflections from the […]

To “Find Your Heart and Soul in Sumi e Brushwork”, we gathered at Walker Fine Art, Denver CO in May. As a sumi artist, I led my workshop here. This is a great setting for a new experience in meditative painting! Here’s what I have to say right now about this process: “When I teach […]

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by Marilyn wells

Denver COlorado

Marilyn Wells - Fine Artist