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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Somewhere Sunny
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 690
Graceful Beauty
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
Curtain Call
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
Clouds
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Puzzle
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Golden Highlights
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
A Trip to Venice 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Long View
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 690
Waterway
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Light of Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
A Trip to Venice 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Open Space
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Rushing Water
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Out in the Country
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Oceanside
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Soft Light II
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
Morning by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Morning
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Soft Light I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Three in a Row
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Mountain View
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,250
$ 625
New Path
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Open Vista
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,950
$ 975
Color Story
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
$ 1,250
SOLD
Water's Edge by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Water's Edge
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
SOLD
This Way and That I by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
This Way and That I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Life is Grand
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 500
Lost and Found I
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Color Language
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
SOLD
Dazzle by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Dazzle
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
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SOLD
Visual Intensity by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Visual Intensity
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
SOLD
Lost and Found II by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Lost and Found II
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
SOLD
Color Play I by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Color Play I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
SOLD
Daydream by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Daydream
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
SOLD
Just Begun by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Just Begun
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
SOLD
Open Water by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Open Water
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Stacked
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 900
Spark of Dreams
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,400
$ 700
Random Lines and Space
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,550
$ 775
Hold Fast
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,550
$ 775
Free Flow
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,100
$ 1,050
SOLD
Land by the Sea by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Land by the Sea
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Pink Water Lilies
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Pond
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Color Excitement I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
Color Excitement II by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Color Excitement II
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
New Rhythms
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,300
Urban Whimsy
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,250
Measured
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
$ 1,750
The Shape of Things
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,600
Scattered Shapes
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,600
Midtown
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 1,260
Harmony and Peace
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Sweeping Vista
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
Sweet Summer Days I
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
Bloomin' Red by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Bloomin' Red
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Pink Roses
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
On the Path
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
Country Morning by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Country Morning
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
The Scent of Spring
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
Soft Floral 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
SOLD
Mountain Stream by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Mountain Stream
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Poetry in Bloom
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,750
Soft Floral 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Trees in a Row
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Fanciful Forest
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 300
SOLD
Morning Light by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Morning Light
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Monday Afternoon
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 195
Shallow and Deep
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 195
SOLD
Sand and Sea by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Sand and Sea
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Yellow Flowers 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Lily Pads
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 545
Comfortable Silence
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 395
Riverside 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Sitting Pretty
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
Gift of the Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
Still Waters
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 275
$ 192.50
Soft Echo
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 490
Hint of Gold
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 260
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Floral 4
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
A Spot of Red
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Ascending
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Calypso
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Movin' to the Music
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Dancing on the Edge
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Bronze with Teal
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,100
$ 550
Unexpected 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,900
$ 950
A Long Time Coming
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 900
Luminous
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,800
$ 1,400
Two of a Kind 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
$ 675
Blue Reprise
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
$ 1,250
SOLD
Unexpected 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Unexpected 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Light and Easy
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Two of a Kind 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
$ 675
Day Glow
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 995
Another Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 395
Fusion of Color
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 995
Everything Changes
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
Listen to the Silence
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 395
SOLD
Red Formation by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Red Formation
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Slow Down
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,195
A Peaceful World
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 595
$ 416.50
Liquid Blue
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,800
$ 1,400
Streak of Luck
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,900
$ 950
Dream a Little
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
Time Passes
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 350
Warm Embrace
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 350
Gold Accents
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 250
Sunny Side Up
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,450
SOLD
Hints Only by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Hints Only
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Lost in a Dream
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Burst of Red
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
$ 1,250
Encounter
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 900
Industrial Influence
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Go Forward
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,000
$ 1,000
On Display
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 700
$ 420
Blue Fusion
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 675
$ 405
Undertones
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,800
$ 1,400
New Perspective
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
$ 675
Timeless
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,050
$ 1,025
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,760
In No Hurry
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 1,080
Scattered Clouds
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,320
Warm Glow
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,700
$ 1,850
Bold Graphic III
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,300
$ 1,650
Take Time
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,070
Take A Breath
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,070
Take It All In
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,760
$ 1,380
Illusion
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 4,140
$ 2,070
Breaking Through
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 5,060
$ 2,530
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