No Mud, No Lotus painting
Bonnie Soule Karlsen

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No Mud, No Lotus
Painting: Derwent Inktense painting, hot pressed watercolor paper

9”h x 12”w


I’ve Always painted. My brother's gift to me: On Mike’s first anniversary of passing, I found myself out in the pouring rain buying art supplies. I hadn’t painted for nine years! Now I haven’t stopped. Mike Soule, died of AIDS in 1988 followed by dear friend Sherman Hart. It felt like heart and soul left our family.