Hazel Lale is a busy and
successful Sheffield based painter.
With an eclectic mix of influences, Hazelís pictures have won wide
acceptance, and a number of public bodies have commissioned works on a
large scale. Since
finishing her degree in Fine Art, she has exhibited in many one woman
shows, nationally and locally.
in watercolour and acrylic Hazel
brings her reaction to the natural and man
made shapes within the Derbyshire landscape.
Influenced by the simplicity of
line and the minimal brush strokes of Japanese Art, and the American
artist Mary Cassatt, who with Monet and the Impressionists are so noted
for their treatment of light and tone, Hazel focuses on intensifying local colour and experimenting with form
through negative space and line.
Influences: "I am attracted to themes which
allow me to break free of outlines: it is not so much the subject but
the light falling on a pattern, a gesture, a discordant colour and a
memory which fits in with a fleeting image.
My approach to my work is that drawing is fundamental to good painting.
It is totally dictated by the way I feel, which in turn provides me with
a clarity of purpose and the energy to express those feelings.
I explore ideas through colour and through form- two dimensions of
expression combining to produce an emphasis on design."