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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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Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Up Country
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Pink Persuasion
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
View From the Boat
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Color Blends
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Morning Pause
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Evening Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Repose I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Look Around II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Take a Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Nice Memories
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Decorated Stream
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Color Splash
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Yellow on Yellow
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,700
Light of Day III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Day to Play I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sphere of Dreams II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Among Friends I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Country Walk
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Rocks and Water
Acrylic Painting

$ 150
Shake It Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Whispering Waves
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Moving Pieces III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Resonates II
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Incoming Tide
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Soft and Simple I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Wake Up I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Coastal Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Momentum III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Moving Pieces I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Spring Fever I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Variations
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Exploration II
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,300
Blue Essence I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Down The Lane
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Soft Glow
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Mysterious
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Moderation
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
City Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Calm and Still
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Repose II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Summer Garden
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Among Friends I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Room to Wander
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Beyond the Surf
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Midday II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sphere Of Dreams I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Slow Walk Back II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Rocky Coast
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Solitude
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
Moving Pieces IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Shallow Water II
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Soft and Simple II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Moving Pieces II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Spring Fever II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
At the End of the Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Blue Essence II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Beyond Reach I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Color in the West
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Dreaming in Color
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
New Season II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Gently Persuades
Acrylic Painting

$ 950
Momentum II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Wildflowers II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Midday I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sunny Day I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Slow Walk Back I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Garden View
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Mid-Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Picked Today
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Breath of Fresh Air
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Finale
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
Midday III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sunny Day II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Nature's Garden
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,100
Garden Dance
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Translucent
Acrylic Painting

$ 325
Take Me Away
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Pause I
Acrylic Painting

 
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