Jolyn Wells-Moran - Painting the spirit of nature
Jolyn Wells-Moran
Painting the spirit of nature


Artist Statement/Bio

Jolyn Wells-Moran says that thinks of her practice "as an effort to capture the spirit of nature."

Jolyn Wells-Moran is a plein air and studio painter who loves landscape and still life painting in oils and acrylics. She studied at the Institute for American Universities, School of Drawing and Painting, Aix-en-Provence, France; Gage Academy of Fine Art , Seattle, WA; and with many well-known masters. She has shown her work in galleries and other juried venues for the past 10 years. She says her motivation is to share the beauty of nature in ways that elevate beyond a cursory glance to appreciation, and encourage the human capacity for each of us to see art in the natural world.

Wells-Moran admits loving the process of painting “almost as much as being in nature and trying to capture its essential spirit.” Her studio work is informed by her plein air studies and she says that while painting in the studio, she often forgets that she is not actually in the scene she is painting. She paints in an expressive style, often borrowing her color harmonies from the impressionists.

She is a Signature Member and President of the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists (PSGNA) – a professional artists’ juried group operating since 1928 -- and is a member of Women Artists of the West (WAOW) and Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA


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 Jolyn Wells-MoranSeattle, WA(206) 354-5025