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Moira Hazel



Moira was born in South Wales, and spent her childhood in Wales and Hampshire. 
She was educated at Dartington College of Arts, taught for the next 13 years, and was later an Art Advisory teacher for three years with BFES in Germany. After three years in Cyprus, Moira now lives in Suffolk. Moira loves to travel at home and abroad for inspiration and really enjoys the vibrant colours, light and brightness of the Mediterranean regions, or the fascination of fishing villages of Cornwall.
‘I have a compulsive desire to paint, make marks and produce vivid, vibrant and expressive work. I use lively surface texture and intense colours. I am largely inspired by direct observation and then I improvise. I endeavour to capture the essence of a place or subject and am not restricted with realism. What is wonderful about making paintings is that there are no rules and I really love that challenge.  My work is instinctively painted and is imaginative rather than literal. I paint to stimulate the eye and convey a sense of joy. I paint honestly and according to my own style.’