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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Here Nor There
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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On The Beach by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
On The Beach
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Transient 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Compelling
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Meandering
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Beach View by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Beach View
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
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Transition 3 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Transition 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Quiet Moment by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Quiet Moment
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Transition 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Transition 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Out Of The Darkness
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 290
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Water's Edge III by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Water's Edge III
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
Rolling Hills
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Through The Mist by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Through The Mist
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Open Field
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Wave of Color by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Wave of Color
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Open Spaces
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Dots and Dashes 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Color It Curved 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Bright Concept 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Dots and Dashes 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Rhythm Section
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 275
Bright Concept 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Dots and Dashes 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Town Grid
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Oceanside by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Oceanside
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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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
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Lost and Found I by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Lost and Found I
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
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Color Excitement I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Urban Whimsy
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
$ 3,600
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Composition in Black and White by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
New Rhythms
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,300
Harmony and Peace
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Soft Floral 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Pink Roses
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Poetry in Bloom
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
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Shallow and Deep by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Shallow and Deep
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Monday Afternoon
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 195
Yellow Flowers 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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
Floral 4
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Soft Echo
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 490
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Hint of Gold by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Hint of Gold
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Fusion of Color
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 995
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Everything Changes by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Everything Changes
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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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
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Warm Embrace by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Warm Embrace
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
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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