POINTS OF VIEW - HAZEL MORRIS BA, ANGELA SPILLANE & CAROLINE WARD
Our artists exhibiting their work in the gallery during November are three talented local Pembrokeshire women. You won’t want to miss this exhibition; this is the first time they have exhibited together. Angela and Caroline are both former students of Hazel.
Hazel Morris BA
Hazel is a fine art painter working mostly in oils, she also loves the challenge of using different media, including pen and ink, watercolour and mixed media. Her inspiration is usually drawn from the beauty of Pembrokeshire. She produces expressionistic work using vibrant colours which intend to evoke a sense of excitement about this fantastic corner of wales.
Hazel also works with clay, creating a variety different items with slab building as a prefered way of working. She produces unique pieces such as Welsh ladies from her own designs which constantly evolve, making each one slightly different. She also uses her love of nature to inspire vases and other useful items, using dried foliage to create an everlasting imprint. The tactile surface is then perfect to hold a wash of colour.
Studying at Pembrokeshire College and gaining a National Diploma in Graphic Design in 2002, Hazel went on to gain a BA Hons in Fine Art at Carmathen School of Art, graduating in 2005. Hazel has taught art classes for Learning Pembrokeshire, in Haverfordwest and Milford Haven and also tutors private art groups. Clay work became a very much loved form of artistic expression while working at the much loved Creative Cafe in Narberth for many years.
“Though I paint scenes of Pembrokeshire, my main theme has always been Milford Docks and Haven, particularly the fishing history and its yielding to industry and tourism. The Marina and vast range of vessels on the Haven have stimulated motifs both figurative and abstract. A key subject has been the feature of the dock walls with ever-changing light conditions. Time and weathering are found in a lot of my paintings, especially in rusting vessels and trawlers. I enjoy all media, working on both canvas and paper. I am proud to have lived all my life in Milford and to be a Milford Artist.
“I was born and have always lived in beautiful Pembrokeshire. I started painting as a hobby while still working. Since retiring I have enjoyed experimenting with inks and mixed media. All my exhibits are original and personal interpretations of the subject.”
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