Wells King

Reston, United States

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My intention is to explore themes around healing, freedom, triumph, and overcoming adversity in my work. When I sit down to create, I approach it as a transmutative, alchemical process. I explore unpleasant, uncomfortable events and transform them into something positive and beautiful. Usually I start painting visual representations of an emotion I am feeling, as a result of an event I have experienced or observed. My personal trauma and my identity as an African American woman influence and inform my artwork. I have had to make myself small and water myself down in order to assimilate and peacefully coexist in America. As a result, I express my creativity unreservedly in my work. I use bold colors and occupy space on the canvas, conveying a sense of movement and freedom. I paint with acrylics and inks on gesso-board panels to eliminate any unintended texture and let the color flow, unobstructed. My paintings are the most authentic reflection of my essence. Even though my art originates from trauma, my sincere intention is to inspire healing and positivity, not only for myself, but also for those viewing it.

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The Fortunate Wanderer, 2022

Placrylic, Acrylic Mixed Media, and Ink on Canvas

24" x 20"

$2450

The Alchemist’s Smoke, 2022

Acrylic Mixed Media and Ink on Gessoboard panel

36" x 24"

$2850

State Of Shock, 2022

Placrylic, Acrylic Mixed Media, and Ink on Canvas

24" x 20"

$2450

Phoenix Rising, 2022

Acrylic Mixed Media and Ink on Gessoboard panel

36" x 24"

$2850

Lily Of The Valley, 2022

Acrylic Mixed Media and Ink on Canvas

24" x 20"

$2450

Like of Wings Eagles, 2020

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

30" x 24"

$3000

Dreamscape, 2022

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Gessoboard Panel

30" x 24"

$3000

Firmament, 2021

Acrylic Mixed Media and Graphite on Gessoboard Panel

30" x 24"

$3000

10,000 Names, 2020

Acrylic & Ink on Canvas

24" x 20"

$2450

Incipio, 2021

Acrylic & Ink on Gessoboard

30" x 24"

$3000

St. Anthony’s Fire, 2020

Acrylic & Ink on Canvas

24" x 20"

$2450

Medusa’s Gaze, 2020

Acrylic & Ink on Canvas

30" x 24"

$3000

Pivot, 2020

Acrylic & Ink on Canvas

24" x 20"

$2450

Orion, 2021

Acrylic & Ink on Gessoboard

30" x 24"

$3000

Aftershock, 2021

Acrylic & Ink on Gessoboard

30" x 24"

$3000

Epicenter, 2020

Acrylic & Ink on Canvas

30" x 24"

$3000

Blue Glass, 2020

Acrylic & Ink on Canvas

24" x 20"

$2450

3 AM, 2020

Acrylic & Ink on Canvas

24" x 20"

$2450