This painting is a meditative response towards Shusaku Endo's masterpiece,"Silence." Now a film made by Martin Scorsese, "Silence" is a story expressing wrestling questions on faith, doubt, certainty, and the meaning of God's silence in suffering. This painting deals with the paradoxes of faith and doubt—finding beauty in the silence, and illuminating hope in the midst of exile. This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas with painted white edges. It comes wired to hang.

- Wes Sumrall

Nocturnes - Silence

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

36" h x 24" w x 2" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.



Wes Sumrall
Richmond, Virginia

Getting to Know Wes

Wes Sumrall began painting at a young age and enjoys observing nature. As he explains, his work involves “studying the nature of light by subduing the nuanced color variations instilled.” He has been greatly influenced by Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Claude Monet. When he’s not painting, he enjoys backpacking, going to music venues, working out and spending time with friends.