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Hazel demonstration

Biography

Hazel offers demonstrations and workshops to art groups, mainly in Derbyshire, where she has lived most of her life. Although she works mainly in acrylics for their versatility when out of doors, usually finishing the painting all in one sitting, she also uses oil paints whenever practical. She usually carries watercolours with her and enjoys their adaptability for quick colour sketching. Using a very limited palette, she depicts the landscape of the hills and valleys, moors and fields. She paints whatever stops her in her tracks, preferring the subtleties of an unusual, overlooked view to the popular scene. In 2011 Hazel opened "Saffron Studio", a small art gallery displaying her work, also offering tuition in painting and printmaking. It was a valuable experience meeting the customers and selling a substantial number of paintings, though she took the decision to close the gallery at the end of January 2014. Never intended to be a long-term occupation, she then enjoyed having more time to paint and explore new styles and techniques. Having spent time studying both alone and within the context of art education, she now returns to others the knowledge and experience gained through contact with other artists, and runs "Field Breaks Art", leading provider of art and craft workshops, based in Derbyshire. She also opened her own studio for small group and one-to-one tuition in 2022 in Clay Cross, and is available to give talks and demonstrations to art groups and societies.