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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In the Garden
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Lyrical 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Lyrical 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Artscape 6
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Artscape 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Artscape 5
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Artscape 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Artscape 4
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Artscape 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Formation 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Formation 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Continue 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Continue 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Continue 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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Formation 4 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Formation 4
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Formation 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
No Cares
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Captured II
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Today
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
From the Sea
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Lazy Stream II
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
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Flower Forms 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Flower Forms 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Flower Forms 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Flower Forms 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Across the Field
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
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Night Shift by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Night Shift
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
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Autumn Glory by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
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Which Way
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 230
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Make Believe by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
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Sunshine
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 300
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Blues on Parade by Karen  Hale (Painted Wall Sculpture)
Blues on Parade
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
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Catches Your Eye
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Coastal Song
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,200
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
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Spring Collection 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Spring Collection 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Spring Collection 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Spring Collection 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Spring Collection 3 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Spring Collection 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Warm Light by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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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
Meditative
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,250
Unstructured
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
New Order of Things
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,850
Passing Through
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,650
Express Yourself
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,950
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,850
Among Friends
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,850
Captured Imagination
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
Understated
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
Carefree
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,900
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Determined
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Whimsical
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
Autumn
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Reaching Out
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 290
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 4,400
Solitude
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,450
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Flowers in the Field 1 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Flowers in the Field 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Dots and Dashes 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Bright Concept 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Life is Grand
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 500
New Rhythms
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
Soft Floral 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Lily Pads
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 545
Sitting Pretty
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Soft Echo
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 490
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