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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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Garden Dance
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Fresh Cut
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
The Deep
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Day at the Beach
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Break Away II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Soft Glow
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Break Away I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Autumn Begins
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
New Season
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Indian Summer
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Cool Blue Breeze
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
In Harmony
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
For You
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Receding
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sea Meets Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Tranquility I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Summer Breeze
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Burst of Color
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Water Line
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Morning Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
By the Bay
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Echoes of Magic
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,325
Tranquility II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Dunes
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Tranquility III
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
In Thought
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Matter of Fact I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Soft Waves
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
View From the Boat
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Random Moment II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sea Foam
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Random Moment I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Rocky Coast
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
La Mer
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
City Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Free Run II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Toes in the Water
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Uplifting II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Fresh Air II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Delta Blue II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Enjoying the View
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Free Run I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Uplifting I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Shake It Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Come Alive III
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
In the Meadow
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Come Alive I
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Early Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
On the Edge of Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Left the City Behind
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Welcome Home
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Fanciful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Calm Waters
Acrylic Painting

$ 650
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
On Impulse
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Of Other Times
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,900
Out of the Depths
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 4,400
Solitary Scene
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
Salt Air
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Artscape III
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Captured II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Where There is Quiet
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,550
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Determined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,400
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
Reaching Goals
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
Eager to Shine
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
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