Hazel is one of the finest portrait painters of her generation. Not only is she one of the UK's leading portrait artists but she also excels at capturing equestrian and canine subjects too. Her work is collected widely and features in collections in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Hazel studied art in Florence with a number of talented portrait painters. After only 3 months she was elevated from student to teacher and became a coach and mentor for the large intake of portrait artists studying at the school in Florence every year.
Most of Hazel's commissions are portraits from life but, where a sitting is not possible, she is happy to paint a portrait from photographs. She is particularly good at creating a composition from several photographs, even if the scene never existed.