English Garden Fruits & Flowers
Hazel's botanical paintings of Classic English fruits and flowers, are portrayed in watercolour, with sharp attention to detail. Confident composition and sensitive use of typographic annotation, in an echo of the 18th century tradition. Her combined love of formal garden design and native planting schemes supports her professional botanical work with keen botanical understanding.
In 2005 in her first ever exhibition, the Royal Horticultural Society awarded a Gold Medal for her collection of 12 Phlox paniculata. Hazel’s botanical art has been purchased for permanent collection at the RHS Lindley Library, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, as well as English and European private collectors.
Living and working in the Kent countryside has proved the ideal setting to establish herself in the South East. Botanical art courses and workshops are run from two of Kent's best loved English Landscape Gardens, and at her studio in the converted laundry of her Kentish home.