Wellman explores the realm of the non-rational narrative. His works are not abstract, yet also do not fit in to the confines of an easily understandable narrative. The work exists on a fragile border between storytelling and poetry, between rational and irrational, between didactic and incomprehensible.
His art has a vernacular feel, a visual aid towards a deeper more personal understanding. Wellman could be seen as an Outsider, except he is not, he is schooled and sophisticated, and navigates through the world of contemporary art. Wellman sparks our imagination and sense of wonder with super-sensible imagery, humor, and his ingenious perspectives on our world.
Wellman’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Holly Solomon Gallery in New York City, Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn SITE Santa Fe, The Navajo Nation Museum and throughout The US. His drawings were widely featured in his book “What To Do With A Dead Pinon” and “Emblems of Hidden Duration”. He currently resides in Santa Fe New Mexico.