DSWF are delighted to be hosting an intimate demonstration with our Wildlife Artist of the Year judge and long-term supporter, Hazel Soan, as she shows you how she paints her delicate watercolour sketches of African wildlife out in the bush.
WHERE: Mall Galleries, London SW1Y 5BD
WHEN: Tuesday 12 September 2023, from 12PM.
Held at the Mall Galleries, London, on Tuesday 12 September (12 to 1pm), this 50-minute demonstration aims to teach you the delicate art of watercolours as you hear from one of the most prestigious watercolourists of our time. And all while surrounded by the stunning array of artwork participating in this year’s highly anticipated Wildlife Artist of the Year.
Secure your spot at ‘Wild Watercolour’ demonstration with Hazel Sloan.
Artists of all abilities are encouraged to watch and take some skills home on how they can get into or improve their watercolour skills. Afterwards, there will time to ask any pressing questions you may have to Hazel about this year’s event, or her vast career.
This demonstration will be held at the Mall Galleries, London. Please note that this event is purely a demonstration and not a workshop. There is a café on site where food and drink may be purchased.
About the artist:
Hazel Soan is one of Britain’s most admired watercolourists, well-known internationally through her numerous books, DVD films, social media, and through her television roles on mainstream painting programmes such as “Watercolour Challenge” and “Splash of Colour”.
Hazel has been represented through many solo and mixed exhibitions and her work is held in public, corporate, and private collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Embassies, The BBC, and major London hospitals, international hotels and finance houses.
She is known for her direct wet-into-wet watercolour approach, use of rich pigment and strong contrasts of light and shade, developed directly from painting in the African Bush.
Hazel has a longstanding involvement with David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and has been one of the judges of Wildlife Artist of the Year (WAY) Competition since its inception. Her enthusiasm for painting and the ability to inspire others to paint has taken her around the world, from the Kalahari to the QE2, and from Royal palaces to remote kraals. She has studios in London and Cape Town.