TNSW, PWCS, ISEA, CWAz, AWA Gold, PWS, NWWS, AzAq,
KWS, PPWS, TWS Purple Sage/Life, RRWS, MWS, WCWS, CWA, WW, WFWS
Hazel Stone paints in a style that is unique, innovative and complex. Her subject matter may begin with realistic images, but may also include imaginary, whimsical or abstract forms. By combining multiple images, subjects and symbols, then revealing them on many levels or from different viewpoints, unexpected results are obtained. Stone likes to explore the unusual and mystifying aspects of life, often with exciting results. She works in watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, collage and ink, and has worked in oils, pastels, charcoal and pencil as well. Her love of color clarity and excitement is always present. With images which originate from a wide range of personal experiences, she presents a challenge to the viewers to bring their own personal experiences into play and connect with the painting as they discover what it means to them.
Stone has served as Juror for several Arizona Art Exhibitions, most recently, "Memories of October and November" for Herberger Theater Art Center, Phoenix, AZ. She has conducted many painting demonstrations, one-day adult watermedia workshops and several children’s drawing and painting classes. She has been very involved in the artist community in many ways. Her most meaningful service includes being the Chairman of Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona from 2002 to 2004, Chairman of the Arizona Watercolor Association National Watercolor Exhibition 2000 and Co-Chair of the 1999 Arizona Watercolor Association National Exhibition. She has served as Exhibition Coordinator for the Waterworks Artists since 2001, coordinating many exceptional exhibitions in excellent venues.
As the youngest of three children, Hazel grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from the University of Utah College of Nursing with Registered Nurse Certification. She taught Medical-Surgical Nursing classes to Sophomore Nursing Students for two years before starting her family. After the birth of her two daughters, she was compelled to draw, paint and explore Art History, finally realizing that ART would become her “Life’s Passion.” This change of focus has led to a very satisfying life as a professional artist.
Hazel Stone is a Signature Member of the Taos National Society of Watercolorists, the Philadelphia Water Color Society, the International Society of Experimental Artists, the Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona, the Arizona Watercolor Association - Gold, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Northwest Watercolor Society, Arizona Aqueous, the Kansas Watercolor Society, the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, the Texas Watercolor Society Purple Sage/Life, the Red River Watercolor Society, the Mississippi Watercolor Society, the Western Colorado Watercolor Society, the California Watercolor Association, Watercolor West and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.
Hazel Stone's Biographical Listing is included in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the West. Her paintings have been published in several publications.
Hazel Stone, Innovative Fine Artist in Watermedia, lives in Phoenix, Arizona. She states, "I have had to forge my own brand of "Who I Am" and "What I Do" for several reasons, not the least of which is to please myself. My painting styles and interests vary from time to time. Over many years of painting with watercolor, acrylics and experimenting with materials, I have found great pleasure in creating my innovative, one-of-a-kind paintings. For that reason, you will find that my paintings fall into several categories.
Stone continues, "I think that a LIFE IN ART could be called a 'Life Journey' since it is a study in self understanding, personal growth, exploration and finding one's own JOY. Any act of self-expression such as painting, writing, public speaking and any creative project provides insight, pleasure, frustration, problem-solving and resolution of the difficulty. Every project has a beginning, middle and an end and there can be challenges that seem difficult. But it is so gratifying to solve the problem and have a satisfying resolution. Painting is not easy, but it doesn't have to be hard!"
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