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. 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 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 main interest is painting vibrant, colorful impressionistic gardens and landscapes with impasto oils with palette knives. Painted, unique recycled and new clothing is a new creative expression. She is currently residing in Santa Barbara, California and planning painting workshops in Ireland and Wales in 2019.
Susan Hazard paintings are in collections in the United States, Ireland, Northern Ireland, North Wales and Great Britain, Germany, France and New Zealand.