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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Of Other Times
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,900
Through the Haze
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Elevated Spirit
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
Out of the Depths
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 4,400
Blue Bouquet
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Autumnal 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Exploration
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 3,800
Solitary Scene
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
Sea Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Autumn Gold
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Blue Persuasion
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,275
Riverside
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Beachside 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Off Shore 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Changes 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Autumnal 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Grounded In Gold
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
In Bloom 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Changes 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sea Grass
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Distant Trees 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
In Bloom 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
SOLD
Water's Edge V by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Water's Edge V
Acrylic Painting

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Pink Display 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Pink Display 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Nosegay
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Light and Shadow 3
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Light and Shadow 4
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
SOLD
Light and Shadow 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Light and Shadow 2
Acrylic Painting

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Salt Air
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
SOLD
Light and Shadow 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Light and Shadow 1
Acrylic Painting

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Take A Walk
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Interlude 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
SOLD
Interlude 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Interlude 2
Acrylic Painting

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Artscape 6
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Lyrical 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Artscape 5
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Artscape 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Artscape 4
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Artscape 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Artscape 3
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
From the Sea
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Captured II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Which Way
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Sunshine
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Night Shift
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Catches Your Eye
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Spring Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 95
Long View II
Acrylic Painting

$ 95
Lazy Stream
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Where There is Quiet
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,550
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Unstructured
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Determined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Understated
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Carefree
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,900
Autumn
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,400
Solitude
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
Dots and Dashes 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Bright Concept 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
New Rhythms
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
Harmony and Peace
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Sitting Pretty
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 550
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
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