Have you always wanted to paint or but don’t know where to start? Let Hazel at Saffron Studio help.
My current rate for tuition at my studio is £30 for a two hour session, or £50 for a full day (10:00am to 4:00pm). Tuition is based on the requirements of the tutee. All levels are catered for, from complete beginners, to improvers and more advanced artists, and students requiring mentoring for their own work. Help, advice, demonstrations and practical work are built into the lessons, with each tutee’s needs taken into consideration.
Choose any subject for your paintings or drawings. For beginners, still life is recommended to developing the basic skills before progressing onwards.
I am also happy to travel to out to groups for workshops, please get in touch for details.
I look forward to seeing you!
Hazel has lived in the Peak District all her life and has therefore a special connection with the landscape. By keeping to a small scale, she uses this “restriction” to help her distil the essence of a scene. Although she works mainly in acrylics for their versatility when out of doors, usually finishing the painting all in one sitting, she also uses oil paints whenever practical. She usually carries watercolours with her and enjoys their adaptability for quick colour sketching. Using a very limited palette, she depicts the landscape of the hills and valleys, moors and fields. She paints whatever stops her in her tracks, preferring the subtleties of an unusual, overlooked view to the popular scene.
Over the last two years she has been studying the art of lino and screen printing, copper etching and wood engraving. Concentrating on lino for the present, she has produced a series of fun and colourful designs based on flowers, canal boats, trees, seed heads and landscapes. Most of these are now available as in a variety of formats from the Studio.
Paintings for the Studio are currently created in two different styles – larger framed canvases, and small pocket-sized images, which in their small box frames have a sense of intimacy. Some landscapes have special meanings to us. Some landscapes offer comfort and reassurance. In a world of confusion and contradiction, Hazel has crafted keep-sake landscapes – sanctuary for the bewildered.
Having spent time studying both alone and within the context of art education, she is now returning to others the knowledge and experience gained through contact with other artists, by offering a range of bespoke tutorials for those wishing to take their work further.
Acrylics, Canvas, Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Folk Art, Oil pastel, Oils, Pastels, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Print, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Buildings, Colour Mixing, Decorative Art, Etchings, Figure, Illustration, Impressionism, Landscape, Life Drawing, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Skies, Still Life, Townscapes, Trees and Foliage, Waterways and Canals