“Music is my passion, and I am deeply motivated to shining a light on the power of blues and jazz— both which have influenced so many other styles of popular music. My paintings strive to capture a moment within a tune: a wailing guitar solo, a haunting trumpet or a quiet moment after a big crescendo.”
Karen Hollowell graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. She spent a year in London, England studying with Edward Booth-Clibborn, Pentagram Design and various artists-in-residence.
Focusing on a commercial art career, Karen became an award-winning Designer and Art Director, working with a diverse range of clients including: Rhino Video, Educational Insights, Disney Publishing and The Smithsonian Institute.
Karen’s works have been exhibited in both Canada and the U.S., including Vancouver, New Orleans and Memphis.