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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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Light of Day I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Momentum II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Blue Essence II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Light of Day IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Momentum III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Picked Today
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Light of Day III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Momentum I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Blue Essence I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Among Friends I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Moving Pieces IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Slow Walk Back II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Complex I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Spring Blooms
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Nice Memories
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Moving Pieces III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Among Friends I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Simpler Times
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Slow Walk Back I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Complex II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Surrender
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Moving Pieces I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Beach Time
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Moving Pieces II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Coastal Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Gently Persuades
Acrylic Painting

$ 950
Room to Wander
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Meadowland
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Wildflowers II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Pause II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Pause I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
At the End of the Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Breath of Fresh Air
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Rocky Coast
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Solitude
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
Down The Lane
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Boundless Energy
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Garden View
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Rocks and Water
Acrylic Painting

$ 150
Nature's Garden
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,100
Variations
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Wake Up I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
The Line Defines
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,700
Mid-Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Pink Persuasion
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Up Country
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Dreaming in Color
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Spring Fever I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Exploration II
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,300
Spring Fever II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Soft and Simple II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Soft and Simple I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Opportunity
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,100
Color Blends
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Yellow on Yellow
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,700
Mysterious
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Translucent
Acrylic Painting

$ 325
Finale
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
Day to Play I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Undisturbed III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Repose I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Repose II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Beyond Reach I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sunny Day II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sunny Day I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Take Me Away
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Moderation
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Resonates II
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Color Splash
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Soft Glow
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Garden Dance
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
View From the Boat
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
City Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sphere of Dreams II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sphere Of Dreams I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Shake It Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
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