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 Trust-Unchartered Territory
Oil on Canvas
54" x 72 "
 Trust-Unchartered Territory/detail
Oil on Canvas
54" x 72" details
New Breath
Oil of Canvas
54" x 72 "
New Breath/detail
Oil on Canvas
54" x 72 "
Observant Messenger
Oil on Canvas
54" x 72"
Observant Messenger /detail
Oil on Canvas
54" x 72 "
 The World of Greys
Oil on Canvas
54" x 72 "
The World of Greys/detail
Oil on Canvas
54" x 72 "
Light to Light
Oil on Canvas
54" x 72"
Autumnal Serenity
Oil on Canvas
60" x 80"
Echoed
Oil on Canvas
Dark Wood
Oil on Canvas
sold
Dance of Spring
Oil on Canvas
25"x32"
Empty Silence
Oil on Canvas
32" x 41"
Out of the Dark
Oil on Canvas
32" x 44"
Under the Hill
Oil on Canvas
36" x 50"
Heart of Light #02
Egg Tempura on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #04
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #18
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #30
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #33
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #34
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #35
Egg Tempera on Wood
3 1/2" x 4 1/2" sold
Heart of Light #36
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #37
Egg Tempera on Wood
3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Heart of Light #38
Egg Tempera on Wood
3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Heart of Light #40
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4" sold
Heart of Light #41
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #42
Egg Tempera on Wood
3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Heart of Light #43
Egg Tempera on Wood
3 1/2" x 4 1/2" sold
Heart of Light #44
Egg Tempera on Wood
3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Heart of Light #45
Egg Tempera on Wood
3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Heart of Light #46
Egg Tempera on Wood
3 1/2" x 4 1/2" sold
Heart of Light #47
Egg Tempera on Wood
3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Heart of Light #48
Egg Tempera on Wood
3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Heart of Light #49
Egg Tempera on Wood
3 1/2" x 4 1/2" sold
Heart of Light #50
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #51
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #52
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #53
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #54
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #55
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #56
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4" sold
Heart of Light #57
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #58
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #59
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #61
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #62
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #63
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #64
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4" sold
Heart of Light #67
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #39
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"
Heart of Light #69
Egg Tempera on Wood
5 3/4" x 7 1/4"

Stella Zee’s paintings brim with light. The complexities of the heart are explored through the psychological dynamics of light. In her paintings light reveals form, carves space, frames illusion and asserts the relationship between mind and nature: by doing so we are invited to immerse ourselves in light. Forms fade and shimmer, the ground shifts imperceptibly, space draws near and then breaks away into deep chasms.

The painting document the point of contact where the phenomenon of the natural world meets and illuminates the inner world of the human spirit. Light not only parents form and space, but it breathes through the paint and canvas, endowing the paintings with life. This life emanates from the surfaces by a caressing light which is sensuous but certain, firm and paradoxically profound.

The painting becomes the portal. The mind is called upon to contemplate the access point of light and form. Stella Zee’s paintings set the stage for visual meditation, for launching the mind into the work of awareness while assured that the pursuit beckons by an inner necessity beyond question.


by Christopher Bowen