Susan Hazard


About the artist...

Susan Hazard, a fourth-generation native of Santa Barbara, California, has created art since her earliest years. A strong interest and focus on exploring a life of creativity led her to classes at the San Francisco Art Institute and Santa Barbara City College, culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

After travels through the western United States, Canada, Hawaii and Mexico, Susan fulfilled a lifetime dream to travel to Ireland and Great Britain. Her intense interest and appreciation of the natural beauty of Ireland resulted in a move to County Mayo in 1991, where she resided for over three years. In Ireland she participated in many solo painting exhibits and shows, as well as numerous group shows. Susan began her assemblages in Santa Barbara and continued to make them in Westport. She was a co-organizer of the North Mayo sculpture trail, Tir Sailte, and also taught multiple watercolor and oil painting in County Mayo. She has shown her assemblages and paintings in the west of Ireland, in Counties Galway, Mayo and Sligo, as well as North Ireland. In 2005, Susan moved to the Port Townsend, Washington area where she was a member of the Port Townsend Gallery, board member of the Northwind Arts Alliance and organizer of the Northwind Art Studio Tour for four years. Susan also owned and operated the Courtyard Gallery in Port Townsend. 

Susan's interest in  woven wall assemblages was sparked by her interest in three-dimensional work. The woven wall assemblages utilize recycled clothing, household fabric and found objects.  The woven wall assemblages are a fascinating avenue to vibrant color combinations, utilizing recycled and new materials. The wall assemblages create a sense of presence and ucompelling tactile interest. 

Woven wall assemblages are suitable for residential, commercial or public installations. Please contact the artist for proposals and commissions.   

It's all about color and texture!