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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Salt Air
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,400
SOLD
Shoreline 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Shoreline 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Light and Shadow 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Light and Shadow 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Take A Walk
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Light and Shadow 4
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Light and Shadow 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Interlude 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Interlude 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Lyrical 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Artscape 6
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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In the Garden by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
In the Garden
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Lyrical 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Artscape 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Artscape 4
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Artscape 5
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Artscape 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Artscape 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
From the Sea
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Captured II
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 230
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 250
Catches Your Eye
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
Sunshine
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 300
Which Way
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 230
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Night Shift
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 230
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
Long View II
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 95
Spring Morning
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 95
Lazy Stream
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Where There is Quiet
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,550
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,850
Unstructured
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,850
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
Carefree
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,900
Understated
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Determined
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Whimsical
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
Autumn
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 4,400
Solitude
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,450
Bright Concept 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Dots and Dashes 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
Life is Grand by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Life is Grand
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
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New Rhythms
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,300
Harmony and Peace
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Sitting Pretty
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Time Passes
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 350
Gold Accents
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 250
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 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