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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Reaching Out
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 290
Peaceful Pond
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Driven 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Applause
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 290
Driven 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Surface and Sky
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 290
Evening Comes
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 350
Curves and Lines
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Change Is Coming
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 290
Brilliant
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Take Charge 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
Still Water by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Still Water
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Remnants
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 4,400
SOLD
Quiet by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Quiet
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Take Charge 2
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
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Pale Light
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,500
SOLD
Lilies by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Lilies
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Reveal I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Reveal II
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Reveal III
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
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Sea View II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Sea View II
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Stormy
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Bold Color
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 850
Fresh Air
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Solitude
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,450
Country View
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Bright Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Transient 2
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
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Meandering
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
Rolling Hills by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Rolling Hills
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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By the Stream
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Afternoon Clouds
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Town Grid
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Bright Concept 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Color It Curved 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Dots and Dashes 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Dots and Dashes 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Dots and Dashes 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Rhythm Section
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 275
Soft Light I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Life is Grand
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 500
Visual Intensity
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
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
Harmony and Peace
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Pink Roses
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Poetry in Bloom
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,750
Soft Floral 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Soft Floral 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Monday Afternoon
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 195
SOLD
Shallow and Deep by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Shallow and Deep
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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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
Floral 4
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Soft Echo
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 490
Fusion of Color
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 995
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
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
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