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“Searching Deep and Looking for the Light”—by Julia Wickes

painting by Julia Wickes


“Searching Deep and Looking for the Light”—by Julia Wickes

This painting was inspired by a poem, “Out Beyond Ideas” by the 13th Century philosopher, teacher and poet, Rumi.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and righdoing is a field. I’ll meet you there…”



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Julia Zollman Wickes is a painter of people–a Narrative and Figurative painter.  A native of southern Indiana, she graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Education in 1971 and graduated from Herron School of Art and Design–IUPUI with a degree in painting and minor in Art History in 2002.  Julia has been married to Jack Wickes for 44 years and they have 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren.  Wickes lives and works in downtown Indianapolis.  You may view her work at

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