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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Exploration
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 3,800
$ 3,230
Blue Persuasion
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,275
$ 1,083.75
In Bloom 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Grounded In Gold
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
$ 1,593.75
Distant Trees 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Autumnal 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Blue Bouquet
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Solitary Scene
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
$ 1,593.75
Pink Display 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Changes 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Autumn Gold
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Off Shore 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Sea Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Riverside
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Pink Display 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Autumnal 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Changes 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Nosegay
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
In Bloom 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Sea Grass
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Water's Edge V
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Beachside 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Salt Air
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Light and Shadow 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Take A Walk
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Light and Shadow 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Light and Shadow 4
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Light and Shadow 3
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Interlude 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Interlude 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
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Lyrical 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Lyrical 2
Acrylic Painting

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Artscape 6
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Lyrical 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Artscape 5
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Artscape 4
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Artscape 3
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Artscape 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Artscape 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Captured II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
From the Sea
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Sunshine
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Which Way
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
$ 195.50
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Catches Your Eye
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Night Shift
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
$ 195.50
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Make Believe by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

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Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
$ 195.50
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Long View II
Acrylic Painting

$ 95
$ 80.75
Spring Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 95
$ 80.75
Lazy Stream
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Where There is Quiet
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,550
$ 2,167.50
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
$ 1,572.50
Unstructured
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
$ 1,572.50
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Carefree
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,900
$ 2,465
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Understated
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Determined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Whimsical
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Autumn
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,400
$ 3,740
Solitude
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
$ 1,232.50
Dots and Dashes 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Bright Concept 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Black and White and In Between
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
New Rhythms
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
$ 2,805
Harmony and Peace
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Sitting Pretty
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 550
$ 467.50
SOLD
Time Passes by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Time Passes
Painted Wall Sculpture

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Gold Accents by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Gold Accents
Painted Wall Sculpture

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Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
$ 2,346
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