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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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Matter of Fact I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sea Foam
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Random Moment II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
View From the Boat
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Coastal Grasses II
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Rocky Coast
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Random Moment I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Summer Clouds
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Soft Waves
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
La Mer
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Restful II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Day Dreaming
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
City Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Ocean's Edge
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Free Run II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sphere Of Dreams I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Fresh Air II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sphere of Dreams II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Delta Blue II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sphere of Dreams IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Ocean Spray
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Free Run I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Uplifting II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Enjoying the View
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Toes in the Water
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Uplifting I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Reaching Goals
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
In the Meadow
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Come Alive III
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Shake It Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Come Alive I
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Welcome Home
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Early Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Peaches and Cream I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Left the City Behind
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
On the Edge of Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
Calm Waters
Acrylic Painting

$ 650
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Eager to Shine
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Fanciful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
A Moment Suspended
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
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Where There is Quiet
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,550
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
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
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On the Edge II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
On the Edge II
Acrylic Painting

 
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Summer and Sand by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Summer and Sand
Acrylic Painting

 
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On the Edge I by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
On the Edge I
Acrylic Painting

 
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Year Long by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Year Long
Acrylic Painting

 
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Lego Blocks II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Lego Blocks II
Acrylic Painting

 
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Clear Day by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Clear Day
Acrylic Painting

 
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Cool Water by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Cool Water
Acrylic Painting

 
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Restful I by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Restful I
Acrylic Painting

 
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Garden Reflections II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
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Sea Grass II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Sea Grass II
Acrylic Painting

 
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Meadow in Summer by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Meadow in Summer
Acrylic Painting

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

 
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Calm Quiet II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Calm Quiet II
Acrylic Painting

 
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Anticipation 4 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Anticipation 4
Acrylic Painting

 
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Anticipation I by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Anticipation I
Acrylic Painting

 
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Anticipation III by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Anticipation III
Acrylic Painting

 
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Delta Blue I by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Delta Blue I
Acrylic Painting

 
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Timeless II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Timeless II
Acrylic Painting

 
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Mystique by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Mystique
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
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Morning Hues by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Morning Hues
Acrylic Painting

 
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