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Karen Hale

Jackson, California

Karen has been a full time working artist for over 45 years. Even though she has no formal training much of what she learned came at her father's side who was a commercial artist. She has always been fascinated with various materials, how they interact and prides herself with her "dare to try" attitude.  The motivation to excel results in abstract images that feel free and spontaneous but exude design and beauty.

Since Karen works with many layers of various mediums she chooses to work in acrylics.  Their fast drying properties lends itself to her technique of adding washes and glazes which reveal layers below, sometimes altering colors and generating nuances of form and hue.  The paintings may include texture medium, chalk pastels , found papers, pen, graphite and /or metallic leafing.

Hale's abstract paintings have been called dynamic, bold, explosive, and exciting. Go on your own journey of discovery.

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