Karen Rapp Bull


Karen Rapp Bull during her exhibition at Cerulean Arts

What I want to say is
that the past, is the past,
and the present is what your life is,
and you are capable
of choosing what that will be,
darling citizen.
So come to the pond,
or the river of your imagination,
or the harbor of your longing,
and put your lips to the world.
And live your life.

- From a poem Mornings at Blackwater by Mary Oliver

When painting with Gouache on paper, I allowed a different voice within to speak. It asked me to slow down the process. It suggested I play with images from the past and bring them imaginatively into the present. It intuitively felt right to paint these paintings, and I enjoyed creating them. I hope they spark a memory or feeling for you from your experience of life. 
 

In the Arms of an Angel,
gouache on paper, 6" x 9"  Inquire  


Two Therapists Are Better Than One,
gouache on paper, 6" x 9"  SOLD  


Sister Sun Salutation,
gouache on paper, 6" x 9"  SOLD  


Home Sweet Home,
gouache on paper, 6" x 9"  Available 


Big Al's Gals,
gouache on paper, 6" x 9"  SOLD  


All Eyes on the Smallest,
gouache on paper, 6" x 9"  Inquire 


A Proper Cuppa Is All She'll Have,
gouache on paper, 6" x 9"  Inquire  


One Bowl Shared by Three,
gouache on paper, 9" x 6"  Inquire  


Jewels of the Soil,
gouache on paper, 9" x 6"  Inquire  


In Celebration of Complex Relationships,
gouache on paper, 9" x 6"  Inquire  


Little B Takes a Stand,
gouache on paper, 9" x 6"  SOLD  


Take Us to the River,
gouache on paper, 9" x 6"  Inquire  


When We Became the Clowns,
gouache on paper, 9" x 6"  Inquire  


Love. Play. Pray.,
gouache on paper, 9" x 6"  Inquire  


Petite Bather,
gouache on paper, 9" x 6"  Inquire  


August Afternoon on the Boards,
gouache on paper, 9" x 6"  SOLD  


Contentment in the Studio,
gouache on paper, 9" x 6"  Inquire 


Come, Sit in the Light!,
gouache on paper, 9" x 6"  Inquire  


Sea of Pond Flowers,
gouache on paper, 9" x 6"  Available 


Energico 1,
oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


Energico 2,
oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


Energico 3,
oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


Adagio 1,
oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  Inquire  


Bouquet in Blue Vase,
oil on canvas, 32" x 13"  Inquire  


Fearless in the Night Garden,
oil on canvas, 20" x 10"  Inquire  


Manifesting the Goddess, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  SOLD 


Verdure and Sprouts, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  Inquire 


Cherry Tree Farm, oil on canvas, 8" x 10"  Inquire  


First Blooms, gouache on paper, 11.5"x 8.5"  SOLD  


Composition in Purple, Green and Orange, oil on board, 12" x 16"  Available 


Bright Blooms, oil on canvas, 11.5" x 9.5"  SOLD 


Tabletop with Small Brown Vase, gouache on Strathmore, 8.25" x 5.75"  Inquire