I have wanted to exhibit works by Hazel Nagl for a long time. In the many renowned annual exhibitions I have visited, her paintings have always sung out to me as something special.
Some people say that they are not drawn to still lifes, but like true artists such as Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI or Carlo Rossi RSW RGI, Hazel is merely using the objects to 'hang the paint on'. The objects make up the composition, but it's the artist's use of colour and tone that create a truly unique end result.
|Spring Flowers, Versailles|
In Hazel's case, working in difficult water-based paints, she can't rely on texture, but only on tone and colour, and this is where she excels.
|Jardin de Colombieres|
Of course her work isn't just about still life. Having graduated in drawing and painting from Glasgow School of Art, she lived and worked at GSA’s Workshop at Culzean Castle where she developed a special interest in gardens and landscape painting, in response to the beautiful surroundings there.
|French Antique Shop|
She is a beautiful painter, and has many accolades to prove her success. Her elected awards include:
1988 Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW); 1994 Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen (SAAC); 1996 Paisley Art Institute (PAI); and in 2000 Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art (RGI).
We are delighted to be showing her work as part of our current exhibition, Six Degrees of Separation.
Please click on the link to view all of Hazel's paintings currently on show.
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