bridging the soul of nature, water, light & tranquility




"Most people think that we live in the actual world while we are alive, and that after we take the last breath we somehow wander into a vague realm of the spirit. It is a great mistake to see two separate realms. Instead, where we live is in fact the spiritual realm, a realm of many billion worlds, which goes beyond three, four or even infinite dimensions."  - Soen Nakagawa


"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Located 45 miles west of Chicago... on the historic Fox River in Saint Charles, Illinois, 

MaryEllen Malinowski, Founder of Infrared Light International has combined her work as an infrared photographer and her passion for Japanese Garden Design and Nishikigoi to create a fine art gallery, design center, retail store and Koi Sanctuary that embraces Zen Living. The design studio reflects the inspiration and serenity found in her beautiful Japanese Gardens, Koi Ponds and Tea House on the Fox River. Currently "M" is working on a documentary that captures and reveals infrared light that exists within Japanese Gardens throughout the world. While on her journeys, she is also raising awareness for The Koi Whisperer Sanctuary, where she imports, rescues, heals, adopts and educates on Koi.  M, Lifestyle Designer for Zen Living by design located at The Koi Whisperer Sanctuary, lectures and writes on this lifestyle... inspiring people around the world to live simply, Zen.

M's Blog on Zen Living by design can be read at


The Infrared Light Gallery® produces stunning infrared photographic images for fine art publishing. We create, design, publish and distribute inspirational and exquisite infrared imagery captured by international award winning fine art infrared photographer and printmaker MaryEllen Malinowski. We understand the power of healing the mind and the spirit through ethereal infrared photography and an enlightening, holistic environment.

 M's infrared portrait work has received international award recognition and has sold at Sotheby's. Widely collected, her infrared portrait work is beyond the traditional and captures the invisible light that surrounds her portrait subjects. M's photography reveals light that is beyond the visible, and embraces our connection between water and light.

MaryEllen's mission is to  open our eyes to reveal the ethereal brilliance, beauty and mysteries that exist.

Enjoy your journey. 


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Zen Living by design 

Seki Gai Kou

Japanese Gardens in Infrared Light

M's documentary series capturing the invisible light that exists within Japanese Gardens.

The Koi Whisperer Sanctuary

M  Japanese Garden Design


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 All Imagery, videos and words cannot be used, downloaded or reproduced without the written permission of MaryEllen Malinowski and The Infrared Light Gallery®.  ©1994-2013

The Koi Whisperer film was produced by Izui Productions. ©2010

The Infrared Light Gallery is a division of Infrared Light International

The Infrared Light Gallery® is a registered trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

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Last Update: 26 January.  2013