Hazel’s paintings are inspired by landscape but remain essentially abstract. The forms, colours and textures of landscape inform her work. Her inspiration often comes from visiting remote locations within the UK, observing and experiencing dramatic landscape. The act of walking, exploring and observing the ever-changing environment is part of the journey and process. Through exploration of mark-making, drawing and collage, both abstract and descriptive properties develop, and as they extend into paintings this continues to shift and change. Back in the studio, a process of building up the physical layers of paint and media helps to encourage depth of mark-making, colour and shifts in composition. Hazel’s work draws inspiration from the experience of landscape but develops through the physical process of painting.
Hazel Battersby is a Scottish artist, based in York. Hazel has exhibited throughout the UK.