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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

$ 1,900
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Spring Fever II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Spring Fever I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
New Season II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Day to Play I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Escape
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Shallow Water II
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Soft Glow
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
City Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Mysterious
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Swept Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Slow Walk Back II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Incoming Tide
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Garden Dance
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Soft and Simple II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Down The Lane
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Moderation
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Translucent
Acrylic Painting

$ 325
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Textured Layers
Acrylic Painting

$ 325
Among Friends I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Color in the West
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Breath of Fresh Air
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Sunny Day II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Soft and Simple I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Take Me Away
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Repose I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Finale
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
Rising
Acrylic Painting

$ 325
Among Friends I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Calm and Still
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Sunny Day I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Look Around II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Moving Pieces IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Salty Breeze III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Color Blends
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Moving Pieces II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Gently Persuades
Acrylic Painting

$ 950
Midday III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
View From the Boat
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Evening Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Dreaming in Color
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Beyond Reach I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Color Splash
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Garden View
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Exploration II
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,300
Warm Memories
Acrylic Painting

$ 250
Whispering Waves
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
At the End of the Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Slow Walk Back I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Repose II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Nice Memories
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Blue Essence I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Decorated Stream
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Moving Pieces III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Coastal Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Beyond the Surf
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Wake Up I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Yellow on Yellow
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,700
First Dance
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,700
Moving Pieces I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Room to Wander
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Pink Persuasion
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Blue Essence II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Midday I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Mid-Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Take a Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Picked Today
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Shake It Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Rocky Coast
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Variations
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Sphere of Dreams II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Momentum II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Resonates II
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Rocks and Water
Acrylic Painting

$ 150
Sphere Of Dreams I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Momentum III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Solitude
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
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