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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

$ 1,850
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,400
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Determined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Moderation
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Take Me Away
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Come Alive III
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Shake It Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Sunday Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Happy Colors I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Soft and Simple I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Undisturbed III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Break Free
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Color Splash
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Soft Glow
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Beyond Reach II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Free Run II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Dreaming in Color
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Undisturbed IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Opportunity
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,100
Mysterious
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Resonates II
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Garden Dance
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
City Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Beyond Reach I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sphere Of Dreams I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Undisturbed II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Exploration II
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,300
Warm Day III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Fanciful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Spring Fever I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Yellow on Yellow
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,700
Color Blends
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Color Blocks I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sphere of Dreams II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
La Mer
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Sunny Day II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Repose II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Sea Sigh
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Translucent
Acrylic Painting

$ 325
Day Dream
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Happy Colors II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Soft and Simple II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Beyond Reach III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Take Flight
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Other Dimension
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,700
Spring Fever II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
By the Stream III
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Up and Coming
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 500
Day to Play I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Brief Light II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
View From the Boat
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Sunny Day I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Floral Gallery I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
A Different Path
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Repose I
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Day to Play II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Kaleidoscope II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Receding
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Floral Gallery II
Acrylic Painting

$ 75
Finale
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
Seaward
Acrylic Painting

 
Worth It
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