I love to create paintings that evoke a sense of the familiar… to blend the common objects of everyday life, placed within the interior of a room, with a glimpse of the ocean or mountains through an open window. My ‘windowscapes’ are intended to provide the viewer with a sense of solitude and well being. A comfortable world bathed in sunlight and warm breezes. For me, a painting is successful if I wish I were there. – Karen Hollingsworth
There’s no doubt that every show featuring new work from artist Karen Hollingsworth is going to be a hit. In fact most of the paintings were sold before the show even opened on October 19th.
When we arrived in the gallery on a rather rainy Saturday, that was decidedly cooler than the previous weekend, we found that the paintings were already off the walls and on their way to their forever homes. So this is going to be a ‘un-hung’ art post!
About the Artist
Karen Hollingsworth is known for her unique light, airy windowscapes. In the past the artist painted interior spaces, now she includes an open window that acts as a portal into the space beyond. Her large oil paintings often depict subject matter that is fairly minimal, chairs and ordinary interior settings, however what attracts many viewers is the mysticism evoked by the movement of the air and the ocean breeze through the curtains. – Shain Gallery