This is an original abstract contemporary painting presented on a gallery wrapped canvas. There are more than 10 layers of acrylic, glazes, and washes to give it depth.  The edges are painted black.  It comes varnished and ready to hang. 

- Karen Hale

First Light

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

20" h x 20" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 1 oz.



Karen Hale
Jackson, California

Getting to Know Karen

Karen Hale has been a professional artist for over 45 years. Her father was a commercial artist and furniture maker who encouraged her creativity at an early age. Once married, she began to make and sell crafts to help put her husband through college. A temporary job led to a fulfilling lifetime profession. Karen developed a fascination with materials and has worked in many different media throughout her career, including textiles, jewelry, collage, and photography. She now focuses on creating dynamic mixed media paintings. Her style presents varying degrees of abstraction. The discerning viewer can decipher a blurred flower or a hazy horizon line while meditating on Karen’s soothing color palette.