Karl Mullen

Karl Mullen, born in Dublin, Ireland, lives and works in Williamstown MA. He has developed his own non-traditional approach to art making and materials, using a combination of walnut oil, raw powder pigment, wine, tea and a wax medium that coalesce into color-saturated, luminous images. Painting largely with his hands, Karl creates distinctive, poetic figures that float on fields of color. Mullen’s work is shown in galleries throughout North America and Europe, and in the annual Outsider Art Fair in New York. His most recent residency was at the No Boundaries International Art Colony on Bald Head Island, Cape Fear, North Carolina.


Pairings by Cassandra Cleghorn

    I first proposed this collaborative corner of TQ with an appreciative glance at Robert Creeley’s work with visual artists. Poet John Yau writes that for Creeley what mattered most in collaboration was “the kind of integration that can be made to take place.” That integration was intimate, visceral, […]


Pairings: Poets and Painters

    In the previous issue of the journal I launched this “corner” in which collaboration between poets and painters might happen. Here’s the language I used to describe the next steps:   I’ve conceived of this ‘corner’ of Tupelo Quarterly as a loosely bounded place for poets and painters, […]