portfolio

PLEASE NOTE:

I regret that I am still adding buy buttons directly from this site. For now, if you do not see a buy button, contact me via the menu contact link with interest. We can negotiate a purchase via pay pal. All prices include postage for small work on paper.  Work on canvas requires a shipping fee and depends on where the art will be shipped.  Please forgive my lack of techno-savy.  I’d much rather be writing or painting!

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To view any painting a bit larger, right click on the image and click “view image” in the drop down menu.

Small work on canvas: 2018

there were tall grasses & giant trees

5X7" acrylic on canvas

$50.00

there were tall grasses and giant trees ii, 7×5” acrylics on canvas, $50 SOLD!

desert sky

5X7" acrylic on canvas

$50.00

moon goddess ii

10X8" acrylic on canvas

$75.00

happy flowers

7X5" ink on canvas

$50.00

happy trees

5X7" ink on canvas with collage

$75.00

work on canvas:  2017

earth goddess: birth of the moon

48X24" mixed media on canvas

$900.00

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

transmutation in blue

36X36" mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas

$900.00

work on paper:  2017

serpent speaks

9X5.5" ink on paper

$22.50

breathwork

5.5X9" ink on paper

$22.50

breathwork ii

9X5.5" ink on paper

$22.50

contemplative woman ii

9X5.5" ink on paper

$22.50

happy gecko

5.5X9" ink on paper

$22.50

To read my artist’s statement about Anubis go here.

anubis

9X5.5" ink on paper

$22.50

cosmos ii

5.5X9" ink on paper

$22.50

angels we have heard on high

5.5X9" ink on paper

$22.50

angels echo

5.5X9" ink on paper

$22.50

dragon

9X5.5" ink on paper

$22.50

cypress on the guadalupe with spanish moss and sunsset

5X7" mm on watercolor paper

$22.50

dream journal study #1 7/16/17

9X5.5" mm on paper

$22.50

dream journal study #2 7/16/17

9X5.5" mm on paper

$22.50

dream journal study #3 7/16/17

9X5.5" mm on paper

$22.50

happy houses 6 X 9 and a half ink on paper 2017 SOLD
happy houses 5.5X9″ ink on paper 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

9X5.5" mm on paper. PUBLISHED in Voices de la Luna, Vol. 10, Number 2, 15 February, 2018.

$22.50

To view how many walls in Voices de la Luna go here

octopus

5.5X9" ink on paper

$22.50

psychedelic sap

9X5.5" ink on paper

$22.50

psychedelic sap ii 9X5.5″ ink on paper  SOLD!

under the sea

9X5.5" ink on paper

$22.50

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.

from the sea of sleep

from the sea of sleep54X36″ (hanging/unframed) mixed media on canvas with upcylcled materials and thread.

$1,500.00

from the sea of sleep

Raven Spirit Dancer ii 36X36 inches mm on canvas 2016

raven spirit dancer ii

36X36″ mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas, 2016. Now showing: Sabina's Coffee House, San Antonio. Price includes shipping via UPS/FedEx within USA and is negotiable if you pick up or I deliver your painting within the San Antonio area. Please use the contact me button above instead of the buy button here to negotiate a pick-up or delivery sale. 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

day lily 6X6 in india ink on paper 2016.jpg

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 still life

12X12" mixed media on paper, 2016. Returns of undamaged art accepted within 30 days of date of purchase.

$75.00

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

$45.00

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

sri

12X12" mixed media on paper. Returns of undamaged art are accepted within 30 days of date of purchase. Price includes shipping via USPS.

$75.00

what eve tried to show adam

12X12″ ink on paper with threads, 2016. Return of undamaged art accepted within 30 days of purchase date. Price includes mailing via USPS.

$75.00

tulips 6X6
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″ ink on paper (unframed), 2016.  SOLD!

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.

the surprising: new work 2014
“between the worlds” 36X36″ acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, 2014. $750 Now showing at Simply Hair Studio, San Antonio, Texas

between the worlds

36X36" mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas, 2014. Price includes packaging and shipping via UPS/FedEx and is negotiable if you pick up or I deliver your painting within the San Antonio, Texas area. Please use the contact me option above instead of the buy button here to negotiate a pick up or delivery sale.

$750.00

what makes the worlds-25x31
“what makes the worlds” 60X48″ acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, 2014. $1,500

chit ganna: what makes the worlds

60X48" mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas, 2014. Price includes packaging and shipping via UPS/FedEx and is negotiable if you pick up or I deliver your painting within the San Antonio, Texas area. Please use the contact me option above instead of the buy button here to negotiate a pick up or delivery sale.

$1,500.00

“time after time” 36X36″ mm on gallery wrapped canvas, 2015. $750 Now showing at Simply Hair Studio, San Antonio, Texas

time after time

36X36″ mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas, 2014. Price includes packaging and shipping via UPS/FedEx and is negotiable if you pick up or I deliver your painting within the San Antonio, Texas area. Please use the contact me option above instead of the buy button here to negotiate a pick up or delivery sale.

$750.00

the clearing ii
“the clearing ii” 36X12 acrylic on canvas; 2014 Now showing: Munch on & Beyond, San Antonio, Texas $175

the clearing ii

36X12″ mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas, 2014. Price includes packaging and shipping via UPS/FedEx and is negotiable if you pick up or I deliver your painting within the San Antonio, Texas area. Please use the contact me option above instead of the buy button here to negotiate a pick up or delivery sale.

$175.00

threading through the past 36X36in acrylic on canvas 2014
“threading through the past” 36X36″ acrylic on canvas,2014. Now showing: The Marcantile Cafe, San Antonio. $350

love seeks its own 36X12 acrylic on canvas 2014 hi res
“love seeks its own” 36X12″ acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, 2014. $125

navigating the grids 36X36 in acrylic on canvas 2014
“navigating the grids” 36X36 acrylic on canvas SOLD!

breaking through 36X36 mm on gallery wrapped canvas 640X480
“breaking through” 36X36″ mm on gallery wrapped canvas, 2015. $750

threading through the past (detail) 36X36in acrylic on canvas 2014
“threading through the past” (detail) 36X36″ acrylic on canvas

just when she thought all was lost this shaman these trees 36X36 acrylic on canvas 2014
“just when she thought all was lost: this shaman; these trees” 36X36 ” acrylic on canvas, 2014. SOLD!

“the clearing” 36X12 acrylic on canvas, 2014; Now showing: Munch on and Beyond, San Antonio, Texas $125

breaking through detail 480 X 480 px
“breaking through” detail

navigating the grids (detail 2) 36X36in acrylic on canvas 2014
“navigating the grids” (detail) 36X36″ acrylic on canvas

time after time detail 640X480 px
“time after time” detail

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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