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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Passing Storm by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Passing Storm
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Evening Comes
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 350
A Sliver of Gold
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 350
Open Spaces
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Wave of Color
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Bright Concept 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Distant Trees by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Distant Trees
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Bright Concept 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Dots and Dashes 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Color Layers 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Dots and Dashes 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Color Layers 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Rhythm Section
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 275
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City Center 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
City Center 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Dots and Dashes 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Country Visit by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Country Visit
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Color Layers 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Town Grid
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Color It Curved 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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City Center 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
City Center 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Somewhere Sunny
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 690
Graceful Beauty
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
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Curtain Call by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Curtain Call
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
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Waterway by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Waterway
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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A Trip to Venice 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Rushing Water by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Rushing Water
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Puzzle
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Out in the Country
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Oceanside
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Soft Light II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Soft Light II
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Soft Light I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Three in a Row
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Visual Intensity
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Lost and Found I
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Life is Grand
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 500
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Color Language by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Color Language
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
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Pink Water Lilies
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Color Excitement I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
New Rhythms
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,300
Urban Whimsy
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
$ 3,600
Scattered Shapes
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,600
Harmony and Peace
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
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Sweeping Vista by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Sweeping Vista
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Pink Roses
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Poetry in Bloom
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,750
The Scent of Spring
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
Soft Floral 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Sweet Summer Days I by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Sweet Summer Days I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Soft Floral 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Trees in a Row by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Trees in a Row
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Fanciful Forest
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 300
Shallow and Deep
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 195
Monday Afternoon
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 195
Yellow Flowers 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Comfortable Silence
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 395
Lily Pads
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 545
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
Soft Echo
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 490
Hint of Gold
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 260
Floral 4
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Another Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 395
Day Glow
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 995
Fusion of Color
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 995
Everything Changes
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
Listen to the Silence
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 395
Slow Down
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,195
Dream a Little
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
Time Passes
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 350
Warm Embrace
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
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,760
Scattered Clouds
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,320
Take A Breath
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,070
Take Time
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,070
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