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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Inner Depth
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,700
A Nice Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Rural Patterns
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 975
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
It's Magic
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
Garden Play
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
At the Edge of Spring
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
An Invitation to Explore
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Determined
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Understated
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
Carefree
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,900
SOLD
See The Joy 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
See The Joy 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Be Free
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 95
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White Accent by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
White Accent
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Time and Again 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 95
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Highlight by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Highlight
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Evening Glow by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Evening Glow
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Magic to It
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 275
Whimsical
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
Tangents 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Tangents 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Funfetti 3 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Funfetti 3
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
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No Sound by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
No Sound
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Tangents 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
North Fork
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Funfetti 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Funfetti 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Funfetti 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Funfetti 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Still Water 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Lily Pond
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Quiet Life
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Changing Seasons 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Autumn
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Peaceful Pond
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Reaching Out
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 290
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
Still Water
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Evening Comes
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 350
Take Charge 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Curves and Lines
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Take Charge 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
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Fresh Air
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Reveal 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Reveal 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Bold Color by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Bold Color
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Solitude
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,450
Reveal 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Bright Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Transient 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
By the Stream by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
By the Stream
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Town Grid
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Dots and Dashes 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Dots and Dashes 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Bright Concept 2
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
New Rhythms
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,300
The Shape of Things
Acrylic Painting

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

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

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Pink Roses
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Monday Afternoon
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 195
Comfortable Silence
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 395
Lily Pads
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 545
SOLD
Riverside 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Riverside 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Sitting Pretty
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Soft Echo
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 490
Charged
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 500
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
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