Ron Hazell, a native of Nova Scotia, is an elected member of the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) as well as the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA).
He is best known for his light-filled cityscapes and his marine paintings. He is the author of “The Artist’s Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor”.
His work is in many public and private collections, including the Permanent Collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Bank of Montreal, the Bank of Nova Scotia, and The Royal Collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle.
My favourite medium is watercolour, and it is ideal for painting light. Flooding a scene with light makes it sing.
Water is a constant theme in my work, and I paint water in just about every form possible: lakes, rivers, inlets, and the raging open ocean.
Places where people live, work, and play have also been common themes in my work. Villages, towns and cityscapes are among my favourite subjects. I like to capture the ordinary moments that we all experience in everyday life. If others can identify with that experience by viewing my work, I have succeeded.