Houston artist, Jamie Wells' work looks at paintings as prayer
By Allan Turner
Jamie Wells paints to bring to the light the atrocities Isis is committing against Yazidi children.
TEXAS---The power in Jamie Wells' portraits lies in the eyes, the windows to the soul. Whether working in the closet-sized studio in her West Houston home or on the altar of her church, where she conveys the essence of a sermon-in-progress in bold slashes of bright acrylic paint, her goal always is to capture the moment's deepest meanings. Her paintings pack an emotional punch: joy, sorrow or the sublimity of God. Canvases that are part of her "Artworship" series always are intended - through their "sale" through donations - to better the world. "God is the audience we are trying to please," Wells said. "We look at paintings as a prayer." The paintings have benefited charities at Ecclesia Church and Bayou City Fellowship, where Wells and her artist husband, Jeremy Wells, are members.[link]