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Jurgen Wilms


e-mail:
jurgenwilms@gmail.com

web site:
manitou galleries

address:
HC 77 Box 360
342B Hwy 110
El Rito, NM 87530

phone:
575-581-9514


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Biography

Jurgen Wilms grew up in Germany and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, but he found himself at odds with the prevailing trends of the time. Abstraction was all the rage, whereas he was interested in realist painters whose outlook was modern.

Wilms left the Academy in 1974 and went to live in India, Thailand, and other countries. He studied Eastern philosophies and painted whenever a subject attracted him. In 1982, he took his mobile lifestyle to America. His formal career began in 1993 when he visited an art supply store in Hawaii to buy some brushes. He was carrying a painting he had just completed, and another customer walked up and asked where he had gotten it. Upon learning that he was the artist, she told him she was a gallery owner and asked to see more work. “This is the only one,” he said. “Well, paint more,” she replied.

Every work of art serves as an object of contemplation, but a truly electric landscape painting can take the viewer into another realm entirely. Jurgen Wilms' paintings hum silently, invoking a deeply peaceful energy. His dynamic skies draw the spirit upward.

Wilms now lives in the northern New Mexico wilderness, in a mountainous area with tall pines and a river at his front door, which faces east toward a huge mesa populated by wild horses. “Living in the mountains and breathing the air reminds me of old concepts in the Yogic texts,” he says. “Out here, my whole life can be a meditation. I respond to the beauty I see, and paint it as a recognition of its beauty.”

40% Chance of Rain

40% Chance of Rain
18" x 24"

Abiquiu Autumn

Abiquiu Autumn
16" x 20"

Abiquiu October Sky

Abiquiu October Sky
16" x 20"

Abiquiu Summer Clouds

Abiquiu Summer Clouds
24" x 36"



 

Angel Fire

Angel Fire
11" x 14"

Autumn's End

Autumn's End
18" x 24"

Chama Spring Waters

Chama Spring Waters
12" x 24"

Cliffs of Lake Powell

Cliffs of Lake Powell

Cloud Shadows

Cloud Shadows

Colored Rocks

Colored Rocks
24" x 36"

Desert Afternoon

Desert Afternoon
24" x 36"

Echo Amphitheater

Echo Amphitheater
18" x 24"

El Rito Winter

El Rito Winter
16" x 24"

Fresh Snow Vallecitos

Fresh Snow Vallecitos
18" x 24"

Ghost Ranch, 10 a.m.

Ghost Ranch, 10 a.m.
24" x 30"

Ghost Ranch, Afternoon

Ghost Ranch, Afternoon
16" x 20"

Ghost Ranch, Evening

Ghost Ranch, Evening
18" x 24"

Ghost Ranch, High Noon

Ghost Ranch, High Noon
48" x 36"

High Water, Vallecitos River

High Water, Vallecitos River
12" x 16"

La Madeira Summer Storm

La Madeira Summer Storm
20" x 24"

La Madeira Winter

La Madeira Winter
18" x 24"

Land of Enchantment

Land of Enchantment
18" x 36"





Last Light of Rio Chama

Last Light Rio Chama
12" x 16"

Last Rays of Sunlight

Last Rays of Sunlight
18" x 24"

Last Snow

Last Snow
18" x 24"

Light Breaking Through

Light Breaking Through
16" x 20"

Noon Showers, Lake Powell

Noon Showers, Lake Powell
16" x 20"

Red Door, El Rito

Red Door, El Rito
20" x 24"

Rio Chama

Rio Chama
18" x 24"

Rio Chama Afternoon

Rio Chama, Afternoon
18" x 24"

Rio Chama, Summer Storm

Rio Chama, Summer Storm
24" x 30"

Rio Chama, Winter

Rio Chama, Winter
18" x 24"

Rio Grande, Afternoon

Rio Grande, Afternoon
18" x 24"

Rio Grande, Autumn

Rio Grande, Autumn
12" x 16"

Rio Grande, Evening

Rio Grande, Evening
24" x 36"

Sangre de Christo

Sangre de Christo
30" x 40"

Siesta

Siesta
16" x 24"

Sunbathing in Truchas

Sunbathing in Truchas
24" x 30"

Taos Summer Rain

Taos Summer Rain
18" x 24"

Utah

Utah
24" x 36"


Utah Morning

Utah Morning
12" x 24"

Vallecitos River Spring

Vallecitos River Spring
20" x 24"