Meerkat and Ladyslippers SOLD

acrylic on panel 18 x 24

Young Gorilla with Yellow Chair $2,900 acrylic on panel 22 x 27.5

Young Gorilla with Yellow Chair $2,900

acrylic on panel 22 x 27.5

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Karen Halt

"I began painting with no formal art training other than high school, after the birth of my son in 1968. Gradually advancing and developing from art fairs to juried shows, invitationals, and galleries. The work evolved from rural scenes, figures, and still lives into a traditional wildlife format. In 1982, after a two year period of soul-searching, the work was loosed from it's former moorings emerging into more imaginative settings and compositions. From 1982-1985, I partnered to form a wearable art business.

I currently work in two mediums, acrylic paintings and textiles. The textiles use a variety of surface design techniques including dying, discharging, graphite, painting, printing, and embroidery. 

Gessoed panels and fabrics are the welcome mats for the varied cast of birds and animals found in my work. My mind invites them in from their natural settings of fields, trees, and water. They are gracious visitors who bring joy and dazzle me with their beauty, inspiring work and images that attempt to bridge the gap between what is natural and what is civilized. Their feathers and fur seek to soften the hard edges of our dwelling places and our fact-filled lives."

Karen Halt was born in Cleveland Ohio in 1946. She currently resides in Mukwonago.


Current Works

She Was a Varied Thrush SOLD acrylic on panel 20 x 16

She Was a Varied Thrush SOLD

acrylic on panel 20 x 16

Higher Learning $4,200

acrylic on panel 24 x 20

Waxwing with Stephanie $4,200

acrylic on panel 18 x 24 

Killdeer in Trench coat SOLD

acrylic on panel 13.5 x 10

Safari Alfresco SOLD

acrylic on panel 24 x 30

Walnuts at the English Room SOLD

acrylic on panel 28 x 24

Robin's Puzzle $950

acrylic on panel

Night Owls SOLD

acrylic on panel 24 x 30

Her Sweet Swallow SOLD

acrylic on panel 20 x 16

Beth's Birds $5,200

acrylic on panel 24 x 36

Frog Collar & Torso $1,800

textile 16 x 7 x 11

Rabbit Collar and Torso $1,800

textile 16 x 7 x 11

Grass Hopper Collar & Torso $1,800 textile 16 x 7 x 11

Grass Hopper Collar & Torso $1,800

textile 16 x 7 x 11

Puffin on Pillow SOLD

acrylic on panel 17 x 26

Fan Box

textile 15 x 10

Good Morning Dove

acrylic on panel 20 x 24

A Limb On The Tree of Life $7,200

acrylic on panel 20 x 40

The Gift $5,800

textile 34 x 36

Ladder Dress

Higher Learning $5,200

textile 28 x 16 x 16

In A Nutshell $4,800

textile 23 x 11 x 11

Origami Nest Box

textile 10 x 20

Madonna with Sparrow SOLD

acrylic on panel

At Home Away From Home $5,800

textile 50 x 33


6858 Paoli Road • Paoli, Wisconsin 53508 • 608-845-6600 • Located just southwest of Madison