Originally from Scotland, Hazel studied at Glasgow School of Art, before moving to Yorkshire.
Whilst essentially abstract, Hazel’s paintings are inspired by the Yorkshire landscape, and the hills, glens and coastal areas of Scotland.
The paintings in Silson’s Autumn Show, 2021, mark my intention to paint in a more expressive way. And to capture the essence of landscape through a process of building up the physical layers using more subtle glazes alongside thicker impasto paint.
Restrictions over the last year have limited my ability to travel around the UK in search of inspiration, thus these paintings are collectively responding to memories of favourite places, walks and explorations. The paintings draw inspiration from the experience of landscape.
I would describe myself as an intuitive artist, although paintings are consistently reviewed, as the composition and adjustment of subtle, bold and contrasting colour is paramount to its success. As each paintings develops, changes become more considered, but I deliberately try to remain bold and courageous, so that the paintings are energetic and engaging.
Hazel works from her studio in York. She exhibits in Yorkshire and London