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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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Passing Storm III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Meadowland
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Birch Trees II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Toe Dip
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Pause I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Salt Spray
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Pause II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Cool Water III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Midsummer
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Birch on Display
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Wildflowers II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Calm Sea
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
The Warmth of Color
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Focus on Fall
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
At the End of the Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Breath of Fresh Air
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Among the Trees
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,100
Nature's Garden
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,100
Rocky Coast
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Solitude
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
Down The Lane
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
View From The Window
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,100
Boundless Energy
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Garden View
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Rocks and Water
Acrylic Painting

$ 150
Sunny Dream
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Boom I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Wake Up I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Mid-Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
The Line Defines
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,700
Wake Up II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Variations
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
From Here to There
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
Gaze Inward
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Soft Serenity
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Confetti IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Confetti V
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Up Country
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Pink Persuasion
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Contemplation II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Floral Gallery II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Floral Gallery I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Soft and Simple I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Take Flight
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Spring Fever II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Exploration II
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,300
Soft and Simple II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Yellow on Yellow
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,700
Dreaming in Color
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Opportunity
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,100
Spring Fever I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Other Dimension
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,700
Color Blends
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Mysterious
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Break Free
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Finale
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
Happy Colors I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Translucent
Acrylic Painting

$ 325
Happy Colors II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Day to Play I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Day to Play II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Undisturbed III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Repose II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
A Different Path
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Repose I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Beyond Reach III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Beyond Reach II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Beyond Reach I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Color Blocks I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sunny Day II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sunny Day I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Moderation
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Take Me Away
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Color Splash
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Resonates II
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Garden Dance
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Soft Glow
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
La Mer
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
View From the Boat
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
City Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sphere Of Dreams I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Free Run II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sphere of Dreams II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Come Alive III
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Shake It Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Fanciful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Determined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Karen Hale - One Woman Show, Amador Arts Gallery, Sutter Creek, CA, 2013
Palo Alto Festival of the ARts, University AVe,, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2007-2014
Emerging Artist, Art Business News, New York City, New York, USA, 2007
Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2004
Collections
La Quinta Arts Festival, Civic Center Campus, La Quinta, CA, USA, 2007-2014