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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Secrets Kept
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Center Stage
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 650
$ 325
Far and Wide 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,250
$ 625
On Track
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,100
$ 1,860
Warm Embrace
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 600
$ 300
Across the Fields
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 650
$ 325
New Path
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Geometry
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 651
$ 325.50
On Display
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 600
$ 300
Sea View
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 750
$ 375
Behind the Scene 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,650
$ 825
Revision 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 600
$ 300
Spontaneous
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 875
$ 437.50
Garden Play
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Carefree
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,900
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Understated
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
At the Edge of Spring
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
It's Magic
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
Determined
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
An Invitation to Explore
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
See The Joy 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 95
SOLD
Sunset at Sea by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Sunset at Sea
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Time and Again 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 95
White Accent
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 95
Evening Glow
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 95
Highlight
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 95
Be Free
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 95
Brand New Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
Magic to It
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 275
SOLD
Sea View III by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Sea View III
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Whimsical
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
North Fork
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Tranquil 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Tangents 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Glowing 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Still Water 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
Summer Day 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Summer Day 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
No Sound
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Tangents 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Lily Pond
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Funfetti 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Tangents 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Funfetti 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Funfetti 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Open Air
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Changing Seasons 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Quiet Life
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Contentment
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Autumn
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Peaceful Pond
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Reaching Out
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 290
Driven 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Driven 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Surface and Sky
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 290
Applause
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 290
Take Charge 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Evening Comes
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 350
Curves and Lines
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Still Water
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 4,400
Take Charge 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
Change Is Coming by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Change Is Coming
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Reveal 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Reveal 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Reveal 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Solitude
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,450
Bold Color
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 850
Fresh Air
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
Country View by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Country View
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Bright Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
Meandering by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Meandering
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Transient 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
By the Stream by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
By the Stream
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
SOLD
Afternoon Clouds by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Afternoon Clouds
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Dots and Dashes 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Dots and Dashes 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Bright Concept 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Town Grid
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Color Story
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
$ 1,250
Mountain View
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,250
$ 625
Life is Grand
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 500
Spark of Dreams
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,400
$ 700
Random Lines and Space
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,550
$ 775
Hold Fast
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,550
$ 775
Visual Intensity
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
New Rhythms
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,300
Measured
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
$ 1,750
Urban Whimsy
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,250
$ 750
The Shape of Things
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,600
Midtown
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 1,260
Harmony and Peace
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Soft Floral 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Pink Roses
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Poetry in Bloom
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,750
$ 2,625
Monday Afternoon
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 195
Lily Pads
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 545
Comfortable Silence
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 395
Riverside 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Sitting Pretty
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
Gift of the Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
$ 840
Soft Echo
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 490
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Dancing on the Edge
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Movin' to the Music
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Calypso
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Free Spirit
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 5,100
$ 2,550
A Spot of Red
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Ascending
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Light and Easy
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Subtleties
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,800
$ 1,400
Two of a Kind 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
$ 675
Bronze with Teal
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,100
$ 550
Two of a Kind 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
$ 675
A Long Time Coming
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 900
Unexpected 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,900
$ 950
Listen to the Silence
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 395
$ 276.50
Slow Down
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,195
$ 597.50
A Peaceful World
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 595
$ 416.50
Charged
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 500
Streak of Luck
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,900
$ 950
Dream a Little
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
Time Passes
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 350
Gold Accents
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 250
Sunny Side Up
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,450
Encounter
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 900
The Golden Touch
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 900
Industrial Influence
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Go Forward
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,000
$ 1,000
On Display
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 700
$ 420
New Perspective
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
$ 675
Tension 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 400
$ 200
Timeless
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,050
$ 1,025
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,760
In No Hurry
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 1,080
Scattered Clouds
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,320
$ 660
Bold Graphic III
Mixed-Media Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,300
$ 1,650
Take It All In
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,760
$ 1,380
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Karen Hale - One Woman Show, Sutter Creek, CA, Amador Arts Gallery, 2013
Palo Alto Festival of the ARts, Palo Alto, CA, USA, University AVe,, 2007-2014
Emerging Artist, New York City, New York, USA, Art Business News, 2007
Stanford Art Spaces, Palo Alto, CA, USA, Stanford University, 2004
Collections
La Quinta Arts Festival, Civic Center Campus, La Quinta, CA, USA, 2007-2014