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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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Rural Landscape
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Has a Flair II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Has a Flair I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Beyond Reach I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Beyond Reach III
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Kaleidoscope III
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Angled
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Beyond Reach II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Brief Light II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Kaleidoscope II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Seaward
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Nightfall
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Sunny Day II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sunny Day I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Neutral Melody II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Color Blocks I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Emersion II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Day's End
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Emersion I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Take Delight I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Take Delight II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Under a Blue Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Lined Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Looking Forward
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Gold Accents II
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Sassy I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
The Joy of Life
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 500
Day Dream
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Destiny
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Up and Coming
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 500
Relaxed
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
With Flourish
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Sassy II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Front and Center
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Take Me Away
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Moderation
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Worth It
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 500
Sweet Summer Days
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Resonates II
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Fresh Scent
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Azure Water
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Color Splash
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Garden Dance
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Fresh Cut
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Day at the Beach
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Soft Glow
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Cool Blue Breeze
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Receding
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Summer Breeze
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Water Line
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Echoes of Magic
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,325
Sea Meets Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Dunes
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Sea Foam
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
View From the Boat
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Random Moment II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
La Mer
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
City Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Free Run II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Shake It Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Come Alive I
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Come Alive III
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
In the Meadow
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Early Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
On the Edge of Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
Left the City Behind
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Welcome Home
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Calm Waters
Acrylic Painting

$ 650
Fanciful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
On Impulse
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Out of the Depths
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 4,400
Solitary Scene
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
Artscape III
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
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
Speak Softly
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
Gold Accents III
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
Gold Accents I
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