I have lived and worked in Galloway most of my life. I attended Jordanhill Teacher training college in the sixties where art was my specialist subject in final year. I was fortunate enough to attend art classes with Archie Sutter Watt in his studio at Kirkgunzeon for thirty years.
I now run weekend and three day teaching courses from my studio in Castle Douglas and am a past chair of Spring Fling, Dumfries and Galloway's open studios event.
I have developed my own vigorous style of painting with a loose, bold approach working mainly in gouache and ink, using local Galloway countryside as a stimulus for landscape painting. Still life and flowers are also subjects, and like landscapes are being treated in an increasingly broad manner.
Hazel's Original Paintings, Greetings Cards and Catalogue can be viewed and purchased here.