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Artist Biography For Claudia Hazzard
In painting the natural landscape I find endless inspiration and a desire to capture the very essence of the place, the colours and shadows the seasons create, a moment in time caught forever. Some places are so beautiful they are almost dreamlike, can have a strange and timeless atmosphere which is something I strive to portray.I aim to capture the mystery in reality.
We are surrounded by beauty which is fast disappearing. With some places I have painted I knew that the scene I viewed would be very different in a few months time, natural landscape obliterated by encroaching development.
With some scenes I have taken away the buildings and have tried to recreate what could have been there before the town expanded.
I find myself seeing further and deeper into the landscape when I paint, I start to see aspects of the scene which were at first just part of a whole come sharply into focus in their own right and makes me appreciate every blade of grass, every tree becomes more relevant, this is a rewarding part of my work.
I also paint ancient interesting houses and their land, where time seems to have stood still for hundreds of years, I also find this rewarding and insightful. Every home and garden has its own very evocative atmosphere which I try to capture.
My body of work also includes portraits and floral studies, many of which have been commissioned. I work in Acrylic and pastel, small to large scale and have my work in both public and private collections.
I am influenced by a broad range of artists including the Brotherhood of Ruralists, Romantics, Symbolists & Impressionists. The paintings feature scenes from Canada and Britain. My work strives to be a record of what we have and a comment on what we are already losing or have lost.
I am an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and a former member of the North Vancouver Community Arts Council.
Shows/Exhibitions of Original Paintings and other Projects:
Currently working on a series of commissions for both companies and individuals. Creating a new body of work focusing on the British countryside as I have now returned to my homeland.
News: Coming up my work will be on view at two group shows shows in Kent and Surrey:
30 April-28th May 2012: Participating in a group exhibition at the Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley:
1st-12th May 2012: My work will be on view at Bourne Hall in Ewell, Surrey. Address:Bourne Hall, Spring Street,Ewell,Surrey, KT17 1UF.
Currently: 3rd April - 30th April 2012 - Month long solo show at the Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley. Organised by the Bromley Arts Council, please click on link: http://www.bromleyarts.com/claudia-hazzard-3rd-april-to-27th-april/
Please call ahead to view this show as it is a busy events venue for the arts and music.
The image of 'The End of Winter at Ile Saint Helene' has been used for the front cover of the Arts Council 'Diary of Events' booklet.
My image of 'River Eden at Hever' has been used for the front cover of 'Bromley Life Magazine'. This painting is in the show along with 'The End of Winter at Ile Saint Helene'.
2010-2011 - Some of my work was used on set by 20th Century Fox filming in Vancouver.
Prints of my work have been purchased by these private and public institutions in 2010:
Vancouver General Hospital
Hollyburn House, Vancouver
April 9-26 2009. Solo show at the '4th Wall Gallery' exhibition running alongside the North Shore Light Opera Society's production of Iolanthe. Location: Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver.
November 27th, 2008 - December 13th. 'The Anonymous Art Show' at the CityScape Community Art Space Gallery, 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. This is an annual group show.
November 4 – 16, 2008, participation in the group show 'Artist Choice' at 'The Federation Gallery', 1242 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, (Federation of Canadian Artists).
September 12 - 27, 2008, The Art Rental Show at North Vancouver Cityscape Community Arts Space Gallery, 335 Lonsdale Avenue.
May - June 2008, Joint exhibition with potter & painter Jean Vanderley at the North Vancouver City Hall, 355 West Queens Road. Reception: 8th May, 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Organised by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, part of the 'Art in Public Places' initiative.
January 11 – 26, 2008: Claudias’ work featured in a Salon Style Group Art Rental Exhibition at ‘Cityscape Community Art Space Gallery’ 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. Meet the Artist Reception Thursday, January 10th 2008.
November 29 – December 15, 2007 ‘The Anonymous Art Show’, Location ‘Cityscape Community Arts Space Gallery’.- Opening Reception & Sale: Thursday, November 29, 7-9.30 pm.
November 13 - December 2, 2007 - Participation in the group show 'Small, Smaller, Smallest' at 'The Federation Gallery', 1242 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, 2007.(Federation of Canadian Artists)
September 7 - 22nd: 'Art Rental' group exhibition (three paintings in the show). Location: 'Cityscape Community Art Space Gallery' 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.
June 2007: Small pieces of work were on show at 'ArtX' - Vancouver's Newest Art Market (indoors) along with twelve other artists of various disciplines. located in the historic Exchange Building, Downtown Vancouver.
May 26th to May 27th - 'Art in The Garden Tour' Paintings were on show at this juried art event organised by the North Vancouver Arts Council.
April 1 to April 30, 2007 - 'Tradition and Beyond' - Group Exhibition. Location - 'The Eileen Fong Gallery', Downtown Vancouver.
February 4th - March 11th, 2007 - 'Past & Present' Solo show in the '4th Wall Gallery' at the Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver (via the Arts Council).
January 5-20, 2007 -'The Art Rental Show' at the North Vancouver CityScape Community Art Space. The semi-annual exhibition of the Art Rental Collection. Three pieces of Claudias' work are with the Arts Council for one year (available for rental) & will be on display at this exhibition.
Dec 2nd-December 30th 2006 - 'Treasures for the Season' group exhibition at 'Eileen Fong Gallery Co-op' (in Downtown Vancouver).
November 30th - December 16th 2006 - 'The Anonymous Art Show',at the Cityscape Community Art Space Gallery. This was part of a group exhibition in North Vancouver.
May 2006 – Work was on view again at the ‘Art in The Garden’ show, a juried art event in West Vancouver, Canada.
August 2005 - Some of her collection was on view at the Hollyburn Country Club, West Vancouver.
May 2005 - Exhibited at the ‘Art in The Garden’ show in North Vancouver. This was a juried art event set up by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council.
Claudia Hazzard was one of the finalists of a countrywide design competition set up by the Design Museum, London, UK. Her three dimensional Theatre Set, paintings and plans were exhibited there for one month. This project is now in their archives.
In addition to public shows Claudia has worked on many private commissions.
Claudia is formally trained and studied at Epsom & Suffolk Art Schools.