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The Blues Foundation

Blues Music Awards

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This artwork is for the Blues Music awards in Memphis. It is used on all promotional materials, CD, T-shirts, poster. Three different cropped paintings were used. I also did the original inspiration design. This is a shorter version.

2019

Karen Hollowell

illustration of The finished Blues Music Awards design contains three of my paintings.  Musician, guitar, Saxophone, Stand up bass, music, blues music, Memphis, South, blues jazz, blues song, dance, rock and roll, jazz, rhythm and blues, funky, blues artists, jazz artist, Chicago blues, Kansas city blues, lyrics, melody, concerts, festival, band, Americana, concert, Austin music, rolling stones blues, performer, instruments, singer,  blue green, purple, pink, cool colors, confessin' the blues,
illustration of The silhouette of a New Orleans horn player creates a contrast with the pale colors in the background. Musician, Acrylic Painting,  Horn, trumpet, New Orleans, music, Jazz, Blues,music, blues music, Memphis, South, blues jazz, blues song, dance, rock and roll, jazz, rhythm and blues, funky, blues artists, jazz artist,  lyrics, melody, concerts, Nola, band, Americana, concert, festival, performer, instruments, singer,  blue, yellow, warm colors,
illustration of One of the contenders for the Blues Music Awards poster done with richly colored  background .  Harp, harmonica, musician, blues, confessin' the blues, jazz blues, solo, man, spotlight, southern music, burnt orange, orange, flesh tone, portrait, masculine
illustration of A rich deep purple painting capturing the beauty of harvest in wine country.  Grapes, clusters, purple, wines, Napa, grape clusters, vines, bunches, vineyards, cabernet, muscadine, bordeaux, France, pinot noir, wine bar, wine tasting, zinfandel, Australia, fruit, wine making, purple grapes, vintage wines
illustration of Acrylic painting of pear on tabletop. 
Harvest, pear, table, kitchen, green, taupe, yellow, golden, food, fruit, nutrition, health, gourmet, cooking, harvest
illustration of Cover art for Thomson Reuters
illustration of This bossy french bull dog rules the household.  His bold presence is done in warm mid range tones. 
Orange, gold, blue, dogs, canine, bulldog, portrait, pet portrait, health, masculine, boss, patriarch, puppy, humorous, children's book,
illustration of Painting done for historical painting in television  set design. Done in a traditional style with historical rich colors and theme.  Woman, dog, Labrador dog, pastoral, landscape, hunting life, Victorian, red, green, sky, English countryside, American west,
illustration of An alternative for the Blues Music awards artwork. This was done with a digital overlay using copyright free lyrics of famous blues songs and photos. Crossroads, Blues music, musicians, digital, songs, lyrics, Mississippi, Tennessee, South, guitar, Folklore,card games, gambling, hat, maps, location, train, crossing, history.
illustration of This is one of the three images used on the 2019 Blues music awards poster. Guitars, bass guitar, blues music, jazz, electric guitar, guitar chords, ultimate guitar, musical instruments, les paul, solo, sound, harmonics, rolling stones blues, harmony, harmonized, sound wave, rock and roll, solo, musician, orange, greens, rich colors
illustration of The contrast of the deep rich colors using photos creates a dramatic landscape.  trees, landscape, ice, digital painting, photo collage,
illustration of Horse on the run.  Painted in mid range warm colors. 
Horse, horses, confirmation, mustang, quarter horse, equestrian, wild west, historical, gold rush, pale yellow, blues sky, mountains, California,
illustration of A digital illustrated recipe for Guacamole.

Food,  appetizer, California, Mexico, garlic, lemon, avocado, home, cookbook, publishing, Type, design,  fruit, vegetable, harvest, health, food, produce, grocery, lifestyle, green, retro, texture, recipe, cook, cooking, parsley,
illustration of A visual recipe for Cherry pie.   Food, pie, Michigan, cherries, bake, baking, home, cookbook, publishing, Type, design,  fruit, harvest, health, dessert, food, produce, grocery, lifestyle, turquoise, retro, recipe, cook, cooking
illustration of Acrylic painting of fresh cherries.   
cherry, bowl, dessert, fruit, harvest, garden, health, dessert, food, produce, grocery, lifestyle, life metaphor, farmer, farm, tree, Michigan, gourmet,
illustration of A digital version of the textured pear using fabrics and found objects. 
Pear, fruit, harvest, health, dessert, food, produce, grocery, lifestyle, textures
illustration of This acrylic painting was one of the many proposed images for the 2019 Blues Music awards.  This uses shapes for the movement of music. Guitars, bass guitar, blues music, jazz, electric guitar, guitar chords, ultimate guitar, musical instruments, les paul, guitar scales, sound, harmonics, rolling stones blues, harmony, harmonized, sound wave, rock and roll, solo, musician, orange, greens, rich colors
illustration of A New Orleans Musician.
Music, Nola, horn, trumpet, music, musician, solo, texture, Louis Armstrong, southern, south, retro blues music, songs, music, portrait, music, blues music, Memphis, South, blues jazz, blues song, dance, rock and roll, jazz, rhythm and blues, funky, blues artists, jazz artist, Chicago blues, Kansas city blues, lyrics, melody, concerts, festival, band, Americana, concert, performer, instruments, singer,  blue green,  yellow, warm colors, vibrant colors,
illustration of Dr John plays at the new Orleans jazz festival.  Blues Music, vocalist, sing, singing, blues rock, vocal, south, southern,  glasses, vocalist,  lyrics, glasses, verbal, New Orleans Musician. Music, festival, solo, texture, southern, south, retro blues music, songs, music, portrait, South, dance, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, funky, artists, Americana, rock, lyrics, melody, concerts, festival, band, concert, performer, instruments, singer, yellow, orange
illustration of A New Orleans Musician.
Music, Nola, horn, trumpet, music, musician, solo, texture, Louis Armstrong, southern, south, retro blues music, songs, music, portrait, music, blues music, Memphis, South, blues jazz, blues song, dance, rock and roll, jazz, rhythm and blues, funky, blues artists, jazz artist, Chicago blues, Kansas city blues, lyrics, melody, concerts, festival, band, Americana, concert, performer, instruments, singer,  blue green,  blue, cool colors, vibrant colors,
illustration of The energy of Brittany Howard performing has inspired this digital portrait. 
singer, singing, blues rock, vocal, south, southern, Alabama,  Brittany, Alabama Shakes, glasses, big hair, portrait, woman, feminine, vocalist, retro, hair, hairstyle, glasses, verbal, New Orleans Musician. Music festival, solo, texture, southern, south, songs,  portrait, South,  rock and roll, funky, Americana, rock, lyrics, melody, concerts, festival, concert, performer, singer, orange red, warm colors, vibrant,
illustration of This Acrylic painting used for the Blues Music awards. All packaging and promotions. BMAs are the equivalent of the Grammys for the Blues.


blues, Blues Music Awards, blues music,  musicians, Memphis, crossroads, south, Tennessee, Mississippi, awards tshirt, CD, blues foundation, guitar,   merchandise, clothing, reds, blues, black. sculpture, guitar sculpture,
illustration of Acrylic painting used for the Republic of Tea Darjeeling canister.

Tea leaves leaf packaging package food Beveridge, drink, lifestyle, kitchen, grocery, groceries, gourmet, tea time, pink, pink leaves, tea leaves, Republic of tea, canister, gold,
illustration of A digital collage using scanned silks and photography. The carrots become electric with the shimmering digital satin.


carrots, vegetable, food package, kitchen decor, grocery, gourmet, greens, blues, black, produce, garden,
illustration of  A acrylic painting was used with the my photoshop design for the

Profile

I specialize in portraits. But I love creating anything to do with music. Formally an Art director in publishing.

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Caricature, Collage, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Impressionistic, Lettering, Mixed Media, Montage, Painterly, Photoillustration, Special Effects, Stylized, Texture, Decorative, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment, Motion

Subject/Specialties

Action, Animals, Book Covers, Celebrities, Children's Books, Editorial, Family, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Health, Historical, Holidays, Landscape, Leisure, Music, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Portrait, Posters, Product, Romance, Still Life, Textiles, Travel, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Edgy, Environmental, Branding