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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Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Lazy Stream II
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Captured II
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
From the Sea
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
No Cares
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Flower Forms 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Simple Life
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Wistful
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Across the Field
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Midsummer
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 850
$ 510
On Track
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,100
$ 1,860
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 230
Let It Be
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 300
Blues on Parade
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 450
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 250
Sunshine
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 300
Night Shift
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 230
Catches Your Eye
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 550
On Purpose
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 300
Which Way
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 230
Signs of Spring
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Coastal Song
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,200
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Spring Collection 3
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Spring Collection 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Field Aglow
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
Spring Morning
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 95
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 95
Long View II
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
Meditative
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,250
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,850
New Order of Things
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,850
Unstructured
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,600
Passing Through
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,650
Express Yourself
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,950
Among Friends
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,850
Speak Quietly
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
Secrets Kept
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Across the Fields
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 650
$ 325
Geometry
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 651
$ 325.50
Warm Embrace
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 600
$ 300
New Path
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Behind the Scene 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,650
$ 825
Center Stage
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 650
$ 325
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On Display
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
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Revision 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 600
$ 300
Spontaneous
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 875
$ 437.50
It's Magic
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
$ 840
Carefree
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,900
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
An Invitation to Explore
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 1,080
At the Edge of Spring
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 1,260
Understated
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
Determined
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
Applause
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 290
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 4,400
Bright Day
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 65
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
Mountain View
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,250
$ 625
Life is Grand
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 500
Hold Fast
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,550
$ 775
Random Lines and Space
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,550
$ 775
Urban Whimsy
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,250
$ 750
Measured
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,500
$ 1,750
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
Poetry in Bloom
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,750
$ 2,625
Lily Pads
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 545
Sitting Pretty
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
$ 1,200
$ 840
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 550
Soft Echo
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 490
Free Spirit
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 5,100
$ 2,550
Ascending
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
At the Source
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 4,800
$ 2,400
A Spot of Red
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Two of a Kind 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
$ 675
A Long Time Coming
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 900
Unexpected 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,900
$ 950
Two of a Kind 2
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,350
$ 675
A Peaceful World
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 595
$ 416.50
Streak of Luck
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,900
$ 950
Time Passes
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 350
Gold Accents
Painted Wall Sculpture

by Karen Hale
$ 250
Dancing Colors
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,440
Industrial Influence
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
On Display
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 700
$ 420
Lost in The Distance
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,700
$ 850
Tension 1
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 400
$ 200
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

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

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 1,080
Whisper
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 1,800
$ 1,080
Independent
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Take It All In
Acrylic Painting

by Karen Hale
$ 2,760
$ 1,380
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