C. J. Wells is active/lives in New Mexico, Arizona / Mexico. C Wells is known for Indian warrior portrait painting.
Biography C. Wells
C.J. Wells uses strong colors and bold compositions in her paintings to
reveal her personal vision of the American Indian of a people torn
between the past and the present. She states, "It's very
difficult to paint without a model, but many of these people come right
out of my head."
Working out of a studio that is fragrant with
turpentine and linseed oil that she refers to as "my favorite smells,"
she vibrates with the music of Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Mozart, and
produces dramatic oil paintings, lithographs, and monotypes that not
only focus on Indian themes, but on landscapes and portraits as well.
A strong colorist, she uses her palette in an expressive and symbolic
sense, rather than in a representation
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