This is an original abstract painting presented on a gallery wrapped canvas. There are 10+ layers of acrylic paint, washes, and glazes which give the piece depth and interest. The edges are painted black and it is wired to hang. Each painting has a clear gloss UV protective finish coat. This is a companion piece to the painting, "High Spirits II". They are playful and fun and are great together but can stand alone. 

- Karen Hale

High Spirits II

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

36" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 9 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.