paintings, prints and artist's books


THIS PAGE UPDATED 11 / 11 / 2015

patricio mixed media

ARVON WELLEN is a painter, printmaker and maker of artist's books. His involvement with contemporary culture is constantly informed by a variety of sources including photography, domestic and industrial artefacts and mythology. He is interested in the relationship between men and women and how they are symbolically defined through reference to shape and colour.

His has had a wide range of interests and influences among them Chinese and Japanese art as well as European medieval and renaissance art. His work is also informed by contemporary cinema, dance and visual art. He uses the language of colour marks and symbols in order to explore the reality of our world.

In addition to this he has worked as a photographer and film maker as well as having been involved with the production of limited edition books.

Patricio: (left) 2015, mixed media on paper, 56 x 38 cm


Patricio: (left) 2015, inkjet print, 56 x 38 cm

patricio print

ebb and flow book

dream fragment painting

reflections perfume painting

Etheldreda painting

mother and child mixed media

triple goddess print

wood sculpture

Ebb and Flow: artist's book 2015
mixed technique including pochoir and inkjet contained in a box made of wood, includes fragments of wooden crate and pebbles. Some of the pages have been cut in order to reflect the construction of the crate which was the starting point of this project.


detritus photograph




Dream Fragment: acrylic on canvas 2009; private collection

Reflections perfume

(detail left); mixed media on canvas, 2008

The Spirit of Prophecy Etheldreda series;
mixed media on canvas
76 cm x 61cm, and 100 x 80 with frame; 2007

Mother and child
acrylic and mixed media on canvas; 1998

three goddesses

multi-layered inkjet print; paper size: 56cm x 38; 1997; printed on Arches Aquarelle cold press paper


Polychrome sculpture, lime wood, brass and mixed media