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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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On Impulse
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Find Your Way
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
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Wade In 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Wade In 2
Acrylic Painting

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Pay Attention by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Pay Attention
Acrylic Painting

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Bold and Sassy
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
$ 1,980
Coastal Living
Acrylic Painting

$ 900
$ 450
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Last Light by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Last Light
Acrylic Painting

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Land and Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 98
Morning Hues
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Through the Haze
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
$ 1,140
Of Other Times
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,900
Elevated Spirit
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
Out of the Depths
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 4,400
Blue Bouquet
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Autumn Gold
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Off Shore 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
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Sea Light by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Sea Light
Acrylic Painting

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Exploration
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 3,800
Changes 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Nosegay
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Beachside 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Distant Trees 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Blue Persuasion
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,275
In Bloom 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Autumnal 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
In Bloom 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Pink Display 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Riverside
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Autumnal 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sea Grass
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Solitary Scene
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
Changes 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Grounded In Gold
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
Salt Air
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Light and Shadow 3
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Take A Walk
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Light and Shadow 4
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Interlude 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Lyrical 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Artscape 6
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Artscape 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Artscape 4
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Artscape 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Artscape 3
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
From the Sea
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Captured II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Wistful
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Midsummer
Acrylic Painting

$ 850
$ 510
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Which Way
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Night Shift
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
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Catches Your Eye by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Catches Your Eye
Painted Wall Sculpture

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Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Spring Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 95
Long View II
Acrylic Painting

$ 95
Where There is Quiet
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,550
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Unstructured
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Secrets Kept
Acrylic Painting

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

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New Path
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Behind the Scene 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,650
$ 825
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
An Invitation to Explore
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,080
Determined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
At the Edge of Spring
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,080
It's Magic
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,350
$ 675
Carefree
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,900
$ 1,740
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Understated
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
$ 720
Autumn
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,400
Bright Concept 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Dots and Dashes 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Mountain View
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 625
Hold Fast
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,550
$ 775
New Rhythms
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
$ 1,980
Harmony and Peace
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Poetry in Bloom
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,950
$ 2,370
Sitting Pretty
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 550
Ascending
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 1,600
At the Source
Acrylic Painting

$ 5,075
$ 2,537.50
Dancing on the Edge
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Calypso
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,200
$ 1,100
A Spot of Red
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Two of a Kind 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,350
$ 675
Two of a Kind 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,350
$ 675
A Peaceful World
Acrylic Painting

$ 595
$ 357
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Streak of Luck by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Streak of Luck
Acrylic Painting

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Industrial Influence by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Industrial Influence
Acrylic Painting

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Dancing Colors by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Dancing Colors
Acrylic Painting

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Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
In No Hurry
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 900
Whisper
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 900
Bold Graphic III
Mixed-Media Painting

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

$ 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