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new work on canvas:  2017

earth goddess birth of the moon 48X24 in mm on gallery wrapped canvas 2017

Read my artist’s statement about birth of the moon here.

earth goddess: birth of the moon

48X24″ mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas, 2017. Includes shipping via UPS/Fed Ex within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$900.00

 

transmutation in blue 36 X 36 in mm on gallery wrapped canvas 2017

transmutation in blue

36X36" mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas, 2017. Includes shipping via UPS/FEDEX within US. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$900.00

 

new work on paper:  2017

serpent speaks 9and one half X 5 & one half mm on paper 2017

serpent speaks

9.5X5.5" (unframed) mixed media on watercolor paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

breathwork 9&1 half X 5& 1 half mm on paper 2017

breathwork

5.5X9.5" mixed media on watercolor paper, 2017 Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

breathwork ii 9&1 half X 5& 1 half mm on paper 2017

breathwork ii

9.5X5.5" (unframed) mm on watercolor paper, 2017 Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

contemplative woman ii 9&1half X 5&1 half mm on paper, 2017

contemplative woman ii

9.5X5.5" (unframed) mm on watercolor paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

 

happy gecko 5 one half X 9 one half in ink on paper 2017

happy gecko

5.5X9.5″ (unframed) ink on paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

anubis egyptian god who ushered souls into the afterlife 5.5X9.5 in ink on paper 2017

To read my artist’s statement about this painting go here.

anibus

9.5X5.5″ (unframed) ink on paper, 2017

$45.00

cosmos ii 5.5X9.5 in ink on paper 2017

cosmos

5.5X9.5" (unframed) ink on paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within the USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

angels we have heard on high 6 X 9 and half in mm on paper 2017

angels we have heard on high

5.5X9.5" (unframed) ink on paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

angels echo 5.5X9.5 ink on paper 2017

angels echo

5.5X9.5" (unframed) ink on paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

dragon 5.5X9.5 in ink on paper 2017

dragon

9.5X5.5" (unframed) ink on paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

cypress on the guadalupe with spanish moss and sunset 5 by 7 inches acrylic on paper 2017

cypress on the guadalupe with spanish moss and sunset

5X7" (unframed) acrylic on watercolor paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

 

dream journal study #1 7 16 17

“dream journal study #1 7-16-17

14X11” (unframed) ink on paper, 2017 Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$75.00

dream journal study #2 5.5X9.5 in mm on paper 7 16 17

dream journal: study #2 7-16-17

9.5X5.5" (unframed) mixed media on paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

dream journal study #3 5.5X9.5 in mm on paper 7 16 17

dream journal: study #3 7-16-17

9.5X5.5" (unframed) ink on paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

happy houses 6 X 9 and a half ink on paper 2017 SOLD

happy houses 5.5X9.5″  (unframed), ink on paper, 2017.  SOLD!

le fleur jolie 9 X 4 in mm on paper 2017 SOLD

le fleur jolie 5X9″ (unframed) mixed media on paper, 2017.  SOLD!

how many walls does it take to build a nation 5.5X9.5 in mm on paper 2017

how many walls does it take to build a nation

9.5X5.5" mixed media on paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

octopus 5.5X9.5 ink on paper 2016

octopus

5.5X9.5" (unframed) ink on paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

psychedelic sap 9.5X5.5 ink on paper 2017

psychedelic sap

9.5X5.5" (unframed) ink on paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

psychedelic sap ii 9.5X5.5 ink on paper 2017

psychedelic sap ii

9.5X5.5" (unframed) ink on paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

 

speaking my mind 5.5X9.5 in ink on paper 2017

speaking my mind

9.5X5.5" (unframed) ink on paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

under the sea 5.5X9.5 in ink on paper 2017

under the sea

9.5X5.5" (unframed) ink on paper, 2017. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

 

the ambrosial hours, 2016

In the yogic tradition, the ambrosial hours (at dusk and pre-dawn) are considered a time of magic that enhances the possibility of connection to the divine.  Practitioners are encouraged to rise, pre-dawn & “drink” from these hours during meditation.

In Greek mythology, ambrosia was the food of the gods.

“Yoga” is a Sanskrit word meaning “union.”

I am often awake and unable to sleep in the very late night & pre-dawn hours.  So, I decided to use these sleepless times as my own idiosyncratic form of yoga, making these paintings, allowing image to emerge out of my intention to unite with the divine.  These, therefore, are a visual record of that experience.

work on canvas, 2016

from the sea of sleep 54X36 in mm on canvas hanging with collage 2016

from the sea of sleep 54X36 in including thread length mm on canvas hanging 2016

from the sea of sleep

54X36" (hanging/unframed) mixed media on canvas with upcylcled materials and thread, 2016. Includes shipping via UPS/FedEx within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$1,500.00

Raven Spirit Dancer ii 36X36 inches mm on canvas 2016

raven spirit dancer ii

36X36" mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas, 2016. Includes shipping via UPS/FedEx within USA. Returns of undamaged paintings accepted within 30 days of purchase.

$900.00

work on paper:  2016

azteca one who comes from the place of the cranes 6X6 in inida ink on prp 2016

el azteca: one who comes from the place of the cranes

6X6" (unframed) ink on paper hanging, 2016. Includes shipping via USPS within the USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

butterfly 6X6 in india ink on paper 2016

butterfly

6X6" (unframed) ink on paper, 2016. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

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day lily

6X6" (unframed) ink on paper, 2016. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

femme joli vi 6X6 in india ink on paper 2016

femme jolie vi

6X6" (unframed) ink on paper, 2016. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

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femme jolie v

6X6" (unframed) ink on paper, 2016. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

fish 6X6 in india ink on paper 2016

fish

6X6" ( unframed) ink on paper, 2016. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

how many painters does it take to change a nation 12X12 in mm on paper 2016

how many painters does it take to change a nation  12X12″ mm on paper, 2016.  SOLD! PUBLISHED!

it so happens 6X6 in mm on prp 2016

it so happens

6X6" (unframed) mm on paper, 2016. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

juingong ii earth air fire water 6X6 in india ink on paper 2016

juingong ii: earth, air, fire, water

6X6" (unframed) ink on paper, 2016. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

 

 

pink leaves 6X6 in ink on prp 2016 rotate mailed
“pink leaves” 6X6 in ink on paper 2016 $45

pink leaves

6X6" (unframed) ink on paper, 2016. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

 

cosmos 6X6 in ink on paper 2016 rotate mailed
“cosmos” 6X6 in ink on paper 2016 $45

cosmos

6X6" (unframed) ink on paper, 2016. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

 

contemplative woman 6X6 mm on paper 2016 rotate mailed
“contemplative woman” 6X6″ mm on paper 2016 $45

contemplative woman

6X6" (unframed) mixed media on paper, 2016. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

 

love is the source 6X6 in mm on paper rotate mailed
“love is the source” 6X6 in mm on paper 2016 $45

love is the source

6X6" (unframed) mixed media on paper, 2016. Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

 

to everything there is a season 6X6 in mm on prp rotate mailed 2016
“to everything there is a season” 6X6 in mm on paper 2016 $45

to everything there is a season

6X6" (unframed) mixed media on paper, 2016 Includes shipping via USPS within USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

 

from the still life 12X12 in india ink on paper 2016
“from the stillness” 12X12″ mm on paper 2016

from the stillness:  not for sale

juingong earth air fire water 12X12 in india ink on paper 2016
“juingong: earth, air, fire, water” 12X12 in india ink on paper 2016 $75

juingong: earth, air, fire, water

12X12" (unframed) mm on paper hanging, 2016. Shipping included via USPS within the USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$75.00

 

 

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“owl” 6X6″ ink on paper 2016 $45

owl

6X6" (uShipping included via USPS within the USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.nframed) ink on paper, 2016.

$45.00

 

sri 12X12 mm with india ink & watercolor on paper 2016
“sri” 12X12″ mm with ink and watercolor on paper 2016

sri:  not for sale

 

what eve tried to show adam 12X12 in india ink on paper with threads 2016
“what eve tried to show adam” 12X12″ mm on paper hanging 2016

what eve tried to show adam

12X12" (unframed) mm on paper hanging, 2016. Shipping included via USPS within the USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

 

 

tulips 6X6" mm on paper collage, 2016.  $45
tulips 6X6″ mm on paper collage, 2016.

tulip

6X6" (unframed) mm on paper, 2016. Shipping included via USPS within the USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

 

 

newborn's prayer 6X6 acrylic on paper 2016
newborn’s prayer 6X6″ acrylic on canvas, 2016.

newborn’s prayer

6X6" (unframed) mm on paper, 2016 Shipping included via USPS within the USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

tree 4X6 in ink on paper 2016

tree

4X6" (unframed) mm on paper, 2016. Shipping included via USPS within the USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

dragonfly 6X6 in ink on paper 2016

dragonfly

6X6" (unframed) ink on paper, 2016. Shipping included via USPS within the USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

blue woods 6X6 in mm on paper 2016

blue woods

6X6" (unframed) mm on paper, 2016. Shipping included via USPS within the USA. Returns accepted of undamaged paintings within 30 days of purchase.

$45.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

loose studies in fractal geometry:  2015

 

scroll passed the surprising artist’s statement to view the surprising art…

the surprising:  2014

The first canvas that became the first painting in this series (“what makes the worlds: chit ganna”) had hung on my studio wall blank for months.  In early fall of 2013, I blocked in a seated female figure.  To my surprise, she was pregnant. Again, the painting sat for months, gestating. Busy with other creative projects, with family, with holiday celebrations, I could not bring myself to the careful, layered, figurative work I’d told myself I would continue and that I had been doing for several years.

The question is, “Who was telling whom?”

If I listened deeply, I knew something different and exciting wanted to emerge.  Could I allow this?  How would it flow with the series of paintings on which I have been working?  What would the work have to say?

When I finally allowed myself to paint, to play, I finished “chit ganna” in just three sittings of several hours each on January 1, 2014.  This is significant, as I have formerly been very slow to complete the larger work represented by my former series, “Beyond Boundaries,” only completing one painting a year.

This emerging painting style has become, for me, a kind of affirmation or resolution, if you will:I allow  divine interplay in my art, in my life.  Not only do I allow this interplay, but I invite it and welcome all of its surprising.

“the surprising” has brought with it much emotional healing and hope, the story I am telling on my blog pages now and briefly as you click on each image in its description.

 

 

 

 

 

scroll passed beyond boundaries statement to view more art…

beyond boundaries:  2005-2014

My work comes to me in a sort of visual dictation.  Often, paintings begin as a result of a meditative journaling practice from which a sketch may evolve.  I then transfer the sketch onto canvas, blocking in the central image free-handedly. In a further form of meditative painting, I engage the work, dialoguing with the canvas, finding and following emergent form.  I am both inspired and informed by the images that desire to be expressed through this medium and practice, as though the work exists on another plane and waits for the listener to make it known.

 

 

 

 

vessels & other early work, circa 1992-2005

I explore and express the experience of womanhood, especially in its relationship to the cycles and seasons of the natural world; to fertility and conception; to birthing and surrender; to decay and regeneration

When I discovered myself as a visual artist in the early 1990’s, I began to experiment with stick and pencil chalk pastels, graphite drawing, watercolor, and even hand-built sculpture in clay and bronze often mixing media.  I have never been a purist nor a realist except in my work with the female figure.  Here is an artist’s statement from 2002:

It has been my life’s work to find my own voice, to come to my own concept of the Divine, to come to know my Intuitive Self. My art provides a venue for dialogue with that self and, through this communion; I explore and express the experience of womanhood, especially in its relationship to the cycles and seasons of the natural world; to fertility and conception; to birthing and surrender; to decay and regeneration. It is often profound sorrow; distressful unrest; urgent desire that brings me to the altar of my writing and my art. It is then, not without struggle that I begin a settling inward, a quiet listening, have a sense of relinquishing, of becoming radically receptive.

New Art International Vol. VIII, 2002. Book Art Press

 

 

 

 

All Images this page: Copyright D. Ellis Phelps, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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