Hazelle Palmer is a Canadian artist. She is drawn to a dynamic palette of rich, rustic tones that evoke the colours and memories of her childhood experiences and celebrate the style and characteristics often associated with her Caribbean heritage. Her work explores how colour is used to define identity and how the use of texture and patterns bring those identities to life. Her work is always evolving from the abstract to collage to figurative depictions but central is an element of imperfection – often visible in how she blends colour, layers paper in collages, or the sometimes-awkward positions of the figures in her work which suggests the challenges we all face in fitting in.
Hazelle has been an artist for over 30 years and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. In addition to private collections, her work has appeared on the covers of publications including “Tales from the Gardens and Beyond” and “Eyeing the North Star”. She recently held a solo exhibition (Lived Experience) in May 2022 at the 2Gallery in Canada.
Hazelle Palmer: Lost in Art (Series 1 to 5)
Art is transformative. It opens your eyes to new experiences and allows you to imagine anything. For me, Lost in Art, represents transformation – taking something old and reimagining it as something new. Series 1 to 5 are works based on previous paintings I completed years ago. I have reimagined them as collages (paper and acrylic on wood) weaving a hint of whimsy or illusion in each piece. In doing so I’ve created works that have new meaning for me and for those observing them for the first time, there’s an invitation to lose yourself in the magic and illusion of each piece. Art is magical too.
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