Sulamith Wülfing was born in 1901 to Theosophist parents. For the first five years of her life she and her parents lived in complete seclusion. As a child, Sulamith had visions of angels, fairies, gnomes, and nature spirits. She first began drawing these creatures at the age of four. The visions continued throughout her life, and directly inspired her paintings
Wülfing considered the religious teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti her spiritual mentor and guide, and believed his influence helped her through difficult times.
Wülfing died in 1989 at the age of 88.