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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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Plexi 1005
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 250
$ 150
Plexi 1013
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 250
$ 150
Plexi 1032
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 170
$ 102
Charged
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 500
Painted Soul
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 500
Carry On
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 500
Treasure
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 1,900
$ 950
Marks The Way
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 1,900
$ 950
Streak of Luck
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 1,900
$ 950
Liquid Blue
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,800
$ 1,400
Sensational
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,800
$ 1,400
Hazy Shades
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,800
$ 1,400
Joyful
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 4,800
$ 2,400
Red Fusion
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 4,200
$ 2,100
Blue Rhapsody
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 4,200
$ 2,100
Colorful World
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 1,900
$ 950
Dream a Little
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 450
Searching
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 450
Time Stands Still
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 800
Dawning
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 300
Time Passes
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 350
Comes Evening
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 400
Gold Accents
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 250
Warm Embrace
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 350
Blue and Green
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 350
Captured
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 250
Airy
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 350
Sunny Side Up
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 1,450
Shoreline
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 1,250
Spring Light
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 1,250
$ 625
Somewhere
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 450
$ 315
Floral Fusion
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,880
Hints Only
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 450
$ 315
Inside Track
Painted Wall Sculpture
by Karen Hale
$ 450
$ 315
Burst of Red
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
$ 1,250
Industrial Influence
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Go Forward
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,000
$ 1,000
SOLD
Back and Forth by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Back and Forth
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Lost in a Dream
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Fields of Color
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Fantasy
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Encounter
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 900
SOLD
Land 210 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Land 210
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
Sold Out
SOLD
Beyond by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Beyond
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
Sold Out
Endless View
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,450
Lone Tree
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 195
$ 136.50
Trees on the Horizon
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 195
On Display
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 700
Blue Fusion
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 675
Beauty in Bloom
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 300
$ 210
Blossoms
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 425
$ 297.50
Fall Flowers
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 230
$ 161
Floral 10
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 195
$ 136.50
Something Yellow
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 230
$ 161
Floral 9
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 195
Nature's Reverie
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 195
$ 117
Floral 8
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 195
$ 136.50
Floral 7
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 195
Floral 5
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 195
Floral 3
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 195
$ 136.50
Floral 6
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 195
Floral 2
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 195
From the Garden
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 900
New Perspective
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
$ 675
Lost in the Distance
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 1,700
$ 850
Inhabited Space
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,750
$ 1,375
Timeless
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,050
$ 1,025
Undertones
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,800
$ 1,400
The Mist is Lifting
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,760
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,760
In No Hurry
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Scattered Clouds
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 1,320
Water's Edge II
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 530
$ 371
As I See It
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,900
Warm Glow
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 3,700
$ 1,850
Cool Air
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 3,700
Bold Graphic III
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 3,300
$ 1,650
Bold Graphic I
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,900
$ 1,450
From the Garden
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,070
$ 1,035
Take A Breath
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,070
Take Time
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,070
Water Colors
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 1,550
Contemporary Experience
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,070
$ 1,035
Birch Trees
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 2,070
$ 1,035
Illusion
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 4,140
$ 2,070
Fresh Earth 2
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 660
Breaking Through
Acrylic Painting
by Karen Hale
$ 5,060
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