Moira Hazel

I was born in South Wales and now live in Dorset having lived in East Anglia for nearly 30 years. Visual stimulation from different surroundings, colour combinations from nature or photographic images, or even a piece of fabric can create ideas for inclusion in a painting. The vibrant colours, light and brightness of the Mediterranean, Australia or the fascination of fishing boats in the West Country give me great pleasure and inspiration.

I have a compulsive desire to paint, create, make marks and produce vivid and expressive work. I use lively surface texture and intense colours and endeavour to capture the essence of a place or subject, not restricted with realism.