b. Kingston upon Hull, England 1957.
Hazel studied graphic design and art history in the mid 70’s and her final year dissertation was on 18th-century English landscape design. A fifteen year London-based design career followed, whilst maintaining her love of plants and gardening. She became interested in botanical painting after finding a book on the subject on her mothers bookshelves. In 2005, Hazel’s first ever exhibition, gained her a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal for her watercolours of Phlox paniculata. In 2006 she had a solo exhibition of prints at the Garden Musem, and in 2007 exhibited at the 21st Anniversary Show of the Society of Botanical Artists, and at the Hunt Institutes 12th International. Several of Hazel’s works have been purchased by the Lindley Library and one by the Hunt. She was commissioned in 2010 by Kew, to paint species narcissusfor the recent ‘Bulbmania’ exhibition. An ongoing private project for future exhibition is work with Sissinghurst, portraying the gardens most iconic plants. Hazel now runs botanical painting courses in a number of locations in Kent. For more information about Hazel, please visit her web-site by clicking here.