Guest artist for January & February
Hazel studied at Croydon College of Art from 1961-67 where she was taught painting and printmaking by a number of different artists, including John Hoyland and Alan Jones.
She has exhibited her abstract oil paintings and monotypes in numerous exhibitions throughout the UK and abroad, including London and Copenhagen. In 2009 she won the St Cuthberts Mill Printmaking Paper Award at Originals 09, Mall Galleries, London, and was invited to produce a limited edition lithograph at the Curwen Press. In 2012, one of her paintings was selected by Albert Irvin for Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, and one of her monotypes was selected for the first RE Open, Bankside Gallery, London. Her monotypes and oil paintings are in various private and corporate collections including, Aldi, John Lewis and Royal Bank of Scotland.
“The process of abstraction in my oil paintings and monotypes is an ever evolving one, where the liberation of ideas, feelings and creativity are inextricably linked, and issues concerning the actual quality of the surface and the use of contrast become major elements in resolving the final composition.”