PortfolioKaren Hollingsworth is known for her dreamlike arrangements of subject matter. Through the artist's careful selection her subjects "speak" to on another, and to the viewer, in unique and unusal ways.
In many of her painted interior spaces, she includes open windows that act as portals into an imagined world. These airy "windowscapes," beckon viewers with the implied movement of air between a tranquil domestic interior and the beauty of beguiling landscapes and creatures that exist just beyond the window.
For Hollingsworth, a painting is about the feeling it evokes.
Although there are no figures present in the painting, it is difficult to deny the implications of vacant chairs and beds (or open windows). These entitles suggest a human presence that often makes the experience personal for the viewers.