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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Somewhere Sunny
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 690
Curtain Call
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
Graceful Beauty
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
Open Space
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Light of Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Golden Highlights
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
A Trip to Venice 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Waterway
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Rushing Water
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
A Trip to Venice 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Long View
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 690
Out in the Country
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Puzzle
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Clouds
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Oceanside
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Soft Light I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Three in a Row
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Soft Light II
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
New Path
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
SOLD
Water's Edge by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Water's Edge
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Color Story
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
$ 1,250
Mountain View
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,250
$ 625
Open Vista
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,950
$ 975
SOLD
Lost and Found II by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Lost and Found II
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Random Lines and Space
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,550
$ 775
Spark of Dreams
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,400
$ 700
Free Flow
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,100
$ 1,050
Stacked
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 900
SOLD
Daydream by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Daydream
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Lost and Found I
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Hold Fast
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,550
$ 775
Color Language
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
SOLD
Just Begun by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Just Begun
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Visual Intensity
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Life is Grand
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 500
SOLD
Land by the Sea by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Land by the Sea
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Pond
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Pink Water Lilies
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Color Excitement I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Scattered Shapes
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,600
The Shape of Things
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,600
New Rhythms
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,300
Measured
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
$ 1,750
Urban Whimsy
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,250
Midtown
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 1,260
Sweeping Vista
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
Harmony and Peace
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
SOLD
Country Morning by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Country Morning
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Pink Roses
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
Bloomin' Red by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Bloomin' Red
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
SOLD
Mountain Stream by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Mountain Stream
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Soft Floral 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
The Scent of Spring
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
Sweet Summer Days I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Trees in a Row
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Soft Floral 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Poetry in Bloom
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,750
On the Path
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Fanciful Forest
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 300
SOLD
Morning Light by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Morning Light
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
SOLD
Sand and Sea by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Sand and Sea
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Shallow and Deep
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 195
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
Hint of Gold
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 260
Still Waters
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 275
$ 192.50
Floral 4
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Soft Echo
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 490
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 550
A Spot of Red
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Ascending
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Dancing on the Edge
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Movin' to the Music
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Calypso
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Light and Easy
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Blue Reprise
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
$ 1,250
Two of a Kind 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
$ 675
Bronze with Teal
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,100
$ 550
Two of a Kind 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
$ 675
Luminous
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,800
$ 1,400
Unexpected 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,900
$ 950
A Long Time Coming
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 900
SOLD
Unexpected 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Unexpected 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Day Glow
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 995
Another Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 395
Fusion of Color
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 995
Everything Changes
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
Listen to the Silence
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 395
SOLD
Red Formation by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Red Formation
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Slow Down
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,195
A Peaceful World
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 595
$ 416.50
Streak of Luck
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,900
$ 950
Liquid Blue
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,800
$ 1,400
Dream a Little
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
Time Passes
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 350
Warm Embrace
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
SOLD
Hints Only by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Hints Only
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Lost in a Dream
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Go Forward
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,000
$ 1,000
Encounter
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 900
Burst of Red
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
$ 1,250
Industrial Influence
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
On Display
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 700
$ 420
Blue Fusion
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 675
$ 405
Timeless
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,050
$ 1,025
Undertones
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,800
$ 1,400
New Perspective
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
$ 675
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,760
In No Hurry
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 1,080
Scattered Clouds
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,320
Warm Glow
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,700
$ 1,850
Bold Graphic III
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,300
$ 1,650
Take Time
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,070
Take A Breath
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,070
Take It All In
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,760
$ 1,380
Illusion
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 4,140
$ 2,070
Breaking Through
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 5,060
$ 2,530
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