Claudia Hazzard – 3rd April to 27th April

Claudia Hazzard – Landscapes of Britain and Canada
3rd April to 27th April
Open eve 3rd April 7-9pm – Please ring to view 020 8464 5816

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. I am drawn to beautiful, evocative and timeless scenes. I aim to capture the mystery in reality.

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.

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. My paintings were also used on set by 20th Century Fox in 2010.

I am influenced by a broad range of artists including the Brotherhood of Ruralists, Romantics, Symbolists & Impressionists. These 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.

Claudia is an ‘Active Member’ of ‘The Federation of Canadian Artists’ and a former member of the North Vancouver Community Arts Council.’