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Karen Hale

Karen Hale

"Using the basic elements of color, design, and texture, I create a vibrant and opulent canvas which both pleases and stimulates the art lover. The absence of recognizable objective forms leads you on your own journey of discovery."

Karen Hale's artist father taught her to use power tools by the time she was eleven, while her mother taught her the home arts. Her fascination with materials even at that early age led to her artistic growth. Today, she is able to look anywhere around her and see line, form, and texture, and to transfer these ideas to a canvas. The ability to use layered color brings each piece to a captivating conclusion.

Hale constructs her paintings with layers of thick and thin color that is washed, glazed, or scumbled, In her Serenity Series, she use the smooth canvas to let the colors work, flow, and interact with each other. She may use acrylic paints, mediums, papers, fabric, metallic leafing, chalk pastels, or graphite. The results are a delight of color and texture, resulting in depth that draws the viewer in.

Karen Hale has been a professional artist for more than 45 years. She learned at her father's side, and even though she has no formal training, she has demonstrated a natural mastery of the arts. Over the years, she has worked in many art forms and therefore has the understanding of how various materials work together--and she dares to try.

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Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 550
$ 330
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,400
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Carefree
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,900
$ 1,450
Determined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Understated
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
$ 720
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Unstructured
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
It's Magic
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,350
$ 675
At the Edge of Spring
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 900
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Bright Future
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Repose I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Ascending
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Soft Glow
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
On Impulse
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Come Alive III
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Garden Dance
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Take It All In
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
$ 1,380
In No Hurry
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 900
Free Spirit
Acrylic Painting

$ 5,100
$ 2,550
Free Run II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Brief Light II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Fanciful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Receding
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Fresh Cut
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Seaward
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Poetry in Bloom
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,000
$ 2,000
New Dimension
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 3,100
$ 1,550
Happy Colors II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
La Mer
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Undisturbed II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Dancing on the Edge
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Beyond Reach I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sphere Of Dreams I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Day to Play II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Undisturbed III
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
On the Edge of Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
$ 1,500
Beyond Reach III
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Shake It Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Color Splash
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Conversation
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
$ 1,140
Hopeful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
$ 1,140
Breaking
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sunny Day I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Blue Fusion
Acrylic Painting

$ 675
$ 337.50
Moments of Color I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
City Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Take Me Away
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Front and Center
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Happy Colors I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Day's End
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Good Company
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
$ 725
View From the Boat
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Repose II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Calypso
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Solitary Scene
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
$ 1,312.50
Left the City Behind
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 750
Mountain View
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 625
Kaleidoscope II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Rural Landscape
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Under a Blue Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Bounce Back Again
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Sphere of Dreams II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Lost in The Distance
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,700
$ 850
Secrets Kept
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Day to Play I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Undisturbed IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Finale
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
Beyond Reach II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
In the Meadow
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Resonates II
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Coastal Calm
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sunday Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Fresh Scent
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Wash Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sunny Day II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Worth It
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 500
Whisper
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 900
Color Blocks I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Subtle Tones
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,400
$ 2,040
Out of the Depths
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 4,400
$ 3,080
Grounded In Gold
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
$ 937.50
Moderation
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Translucent
Acrylic Painting

$ 325
Blue Moment II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
A Different Path
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Bold Graphic III
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 3,300
$ 1,650
A New Beginning
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Midsummer
Acrylic Painting

$ 850
$ 425
In the Shadows
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,850
$ 2,310
Behind the Scene II
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,650
$ 825
Day Dream
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Overjoyed
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Wistful
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Break Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
$ 1,650
New Path
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Mysterious
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Up and Coming
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 500
Break Free
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Bronze and Teal with Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,600
$ 800
Another Perspective
Acrylic Painting

$ 5,075
$ 2,537.50
Telling Secrets
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
The Joy of Life
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
With Flourish
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
Gold Accents II
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
Looking Forward
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
Relaxed
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Karen Hale - One Woman Show, Amador Arts Gallery, Sutter Creek, CA, 2013
Palo Alto Festival of the ARts, University AVe,, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2007-2014
Emerging Artist, Art Business News, New York City, New York, USA, 2007
Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2004
Collections
La Quinta Arts Festival, Civic Center Campus, La Quinta, CA, USA, 2007-2014