Karen Rapp Bull


Karen Rapp Bull during her exhibition at Cerulean Arts

My exhibit is dedicated in loving memory of my dear friend and painting partner, Tilda Mann. She was a member of the Cerulean Collective, and with her encouragement I applied and became a member, too. We painted together for the past six years along with our friend, Ellen Wilmot, and during that time we forged a bond that nourished our creativity and inspired a remarkable friendship. Tilda, a superb artist, was our inspiration, and a generous, loving friend. We miss her so much.
The paintings in this exhibit reveal my intuitive approach to my work and often represent a visual narrative of archetypal images and symbols. They enter the unconscious mind as metaphors, and when they appear, direct us and grab us with their transformative energy.
As you view my works, I hope you see a story in the painting. It will be your own unique vision, as it is meant to be.
A note about the frames …crafted by none other than a talented woodworker and a supportive partner, Tony Bull. Many heartfelt thanks. 

 

 

Farm to Table Bouquet,
oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  SOLD 


Tilda Painting in her Garden (with signature blue sneakers),
oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  SOLD 


Wild Woman with Feral Cat,
oil on canvas, 30" x 10"  SOLD 


Maiden Longing for Innocence, oil on canvas, 24" x 12"  Available 


Joyful Child (Tilda in Paris, 1966), oil on canvas, 14" x 11"  SOLD 


Room for a Benevolent Soul, oil on canvas, 24" x 18"  Available 


The Dubious Thief, oil on canvas, 24" x 18"  SOLD 


View of the Empty Pasture, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  Available 


Magic Blue Vase, oil on canvas, 24" x 12"  Available 


Night Rider, oil on canvas, 14" x 11"  Available 


Pickle in a Pickle, oil on canvas, 14" x 11"  Available 


Whimsical Tale of the Blue Cat, mixed media on canvas, 24" x 12"  Available 


Power of the Flower, mixed media on canvas, 12" x 24"  Available 


Mythical Mountain, mixed media on canvas, 12" x 24"  Available 


Mourning Spirit, mixed media on canvas, 24" x 12"  SOLD 


On the Edge, oil on canvas, 10" x 10"  SOLD 


Garden at Night, mixed media on black paper, 11.5" x 9.5"  Available 


Still Life with White Vase, mixed media on black paper, 11.5" x 9.5"  Available 


Still Life with Red Pitcher, mixed media on black paper, 11.5" x 9.5"  Available 


Still Life with Angel and Aloe
, mixed media on black paper, 9.5" x 11.5"  Available 


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  


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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