Hazel Soan, 1954 -

Hazel Soan was born in 1954. Since completing her formal art training in 1977, she has had over twenty exhibitions in ten countries. She also lectures on her art, writes for numerous journals and has given talks on the BBC. She lives part of the year on her own yacht in the Mediterranean, and she spends a month each year on safari in Africa. Her art reflects her exuberance. "I love the contrasts of light and shade. The beauty of painting is that moment when I get carried away and paint without dictating the terms." Her works are in the collection of HRH Prince of Wales, Trowbridge Museum and the ICI. Her palette is rich in color, and her serigraphs sing with joy and beauty, expressing her love for life.