Karen Hale has been a professional artist for over 45 years. She has worked  in many art forms including textiles, jewelry, collage, and photography. Her interest turned full time to painting about 12 years ago.

Karen’s commercial artist father taught her many art skills as well as to use power tools by the time she was eleven and her mother taught her the home arts as a young child. Her fascination with materials even at that early age led to her artistic growth.  Though she tried other professions, she always did art projects on the side.  Even though she has no formal training all of these experiences culminate in the incredibly  rich and sophisticated mixed media abstract paintings she produces today. Her works can be found throughout the world in private collections and commercial enterprises. Her abstract paintings add a luxurious and sophisticated impact to any room in which they hang.

“Abstract” is probably the best label for her artwork. It is art that does not attempt to represent reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures. Her abstract landscapes differ from this definition since there is a sense of reality to them.

There are several ways you can purchase artwork by Karen Hale. Her website:   http://www.karenhale.com  acts as a brochure to allow you to see all available artwork.  You can then contact her at karenhale@karenhale.com for further information.

A great way to meet the artist and see what is new is to visit her at one of the many art shows she attends. There is a list of all events on her website under the heading “Events”.  If you will be attending a certain festival and would like to see particular painting please let her know so she can be sure to have it with her.

You can also purchase made-to-order prints through Fine Art America. They offer a variety of surfaces and sizes from which to choose for your specific needs.

We accept all forms of credit and debit cards, as well as checks and cash of course. You may call with a credit card number.

Local Amador County sales tax rates are charged to all paintings purchased through the studio and shipped within California.   Items purchased in other cities or states at an art festival event will be charged the local sales tax for that area. If you purchase a painting that will be shipped to another state or out of the country, there will be no sales tax charged. If you intend to resell the painting, you would need to provide your resale certificate in order to be exempt for the tax (as an interior decorator or art consultant for example).

All sales are final but if you are attending an art show you are welcome to take the piece home and try it, returning it during the show if it does not work out at no obligation. We are happy to bring selected paintings to you at your home or office (within travel restrictions) so you can see the paintings in your own environment before purchasing it. Karen can also photoshop paintings in your actual space using photos you have taken.

Please contact Karen to inquire about a custom painting. She is able to do any size you require and is happy to discuss all the particulars with you.  As part of the process Karen is able to photoshop and skew various examples into your space so you get a feel for what is right for your area and  are comfortable with your choice.

If we are shipping it to you it will arrive with a wire ready to hang or we can include a cleat hanging system. If purchased at a show we will give you the cleat.

Even better, you get the painting right away and we set up monthly credit card  payments. We are happy to work with you on the arrangements.

Please contact Karen Hale via email, karenhale@karenhale.com or phone at 209-223-1814.  You may also use the contact form on this site. She will get back  to you as soon as possible.

You can purchase prints from Fine Art America.  They offer many formats and surfaces from which to choose including having the print framed.

All of Karen’s experiences, moods, and reflections play a part in what the painting will be.  Spontaneity, a fearless approach and intuitive thinking result in a rich and sophisticated outcome.

Each painting is signed  on the back  along with the title and date. In doing this the signature doesn’t dictate in which orientation the painting will hang.  Many are versatile and can hang vertically or horizontally.

Acrylic paint on gallery wrapped canvases  are the primary materials. Because the paintings are mixed media they may also include: texture medium, chalk pastels, graphite pencil, pen, fabric, glazes and washes. They all have a clear gloss UV protective finish coat.

Karen’s work is mainly available on her website, art shows and also on many online sites.  Please see the Galleries page.