Hazel Revington-CrossArtist directory :: Hazel Revington-Cross
Welcome to my world of art and colour.
I am a self taught artist, living in Co.Westmeath in Ireland. I am influenced by people, places and stories that touch my life and leave a mark on my soul. I paint using primarily oils and mix in various substances to create texture, depending on the piece I am creating. To date most of my work has been carried out using a pallet knife rather than a brush, although I do at times experiment with brush stroke. I love to take a feeling, an emotion,or a story someone shared and work with it on canvas to capture it in colour. Texture is important to me and I love to close my eyes and run my fingers over the piece when it's dry and enjoy how the painting feels.
In April 2010 I set up a temporary art gallery at the Garden Centre in Delvin, Co.Westmeath along...
| ||Working through lock down was a huge challenge for me, because what came with it was being hit by a wall of creative block. I had two businesses that ground to a halt over night. That brought it's own set of worries.|
| ||A series I did on crows and ravens inspired by a friend who shared his incredible story, of how a Raven stopped him in is tracks during one of the lowest moments in his life.|
| ||“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul”
― John Muir
My greatest love is to be outdoors in nature among the trees and observing wildlife.There is nothing quite like the stillness that it brings...standing with the 'Tree People'. The textures and colours of the peeling bark on the birch trees constantly inspire me, as did the wonderful lady who's tree in my tree circle is the birch tree. She is the 'lady of the woods' facing every challenge with dignity and grace.|
| ||These are small 6" x 6" pieces which are part of a daily painting series I began. They will be added to. All pieces are framed in a limed wooden frame.|
| ||An unusual place to take inspiration it might seem but I love old cemetery's where the headstones are leaning to one side, the sound of the crows fill the air and they are often abandoned, isolated and disused. I could spend many hours there taking rubbings from ancient headstones and using the images to create pieces of art. I did slip and sliced my leg on barbed wire trying to get into a very old graveyard but I was determined nothing was going to stop me....and it was worth it.|
| ||Some of the work I've completed in 2017 ** Please note most of these paintings were not photographed in good light and I need to rephotograph them at a later date** |
| ||A collection work from my exhibition entitled "Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate."
| ||The pond ~ There is something very tranquil about even painting a pond....and I just love painting them. Purple Raven Art Tel 044 9664723 These pieces are no longer available.|
| ||I love walking through the fields... It evokes memories of childhood. I have always been facinated by poppies... ever since one day as a child someone pulled back the petals and I discovered they looked like little ladies ready to dance in little red ballerina dresses!
Any painting without a price underneath it is not available anymore. There may be a similar piece not listed on the website so please ask if there is one in particular you loved.
Purple Raven Art Tel 044 9664723
| ||My farm yard themed collection of art, which was on display at FTF Bistro (Farm to Fork) in Athboy, Co. Meath.|
| ||Being surrounded by flowers on a daily basis...it's hard not to want to paint them! Purple Raven Art Tel 044 9664723
Any painting without a price underneath it is not available anymore. There may be a similar piece not listed on the website so please ask if there is one in particular you loved.|
| ||The inspiration for these paintings came from looking through a friends photographs of beautiful woodlands where he hunts. Two of these paintings were used in Dawn Aston's award winning garden design at Bloom in the Phoenix park 2014, in the Calor Gas Garden. In February 2015 one of these paintings was used by Dermot Bannon on RTE's T.V.|
| ||These pantings are based on my time spent in Cape town, working in the townships as a volunteer, both in Wallacedene and Khayelitsha, where the people live in shacks and their everyday life is a struggle. The art in this gallery is filled with emotions and memories that are always close to my heart. Although there are only a couple of the originals available in this collection, limited edition prints are available of 'Motherhood' .|
| ||I have created a range of miniatures of some the most popular art themes I paint and have left them unframed to keep the cost to a minimum. These are all original oil paintings on canvas board, painted with a pallet knife. They are packed into c.d.|
| ||Every now and again I have a desire to paint birds...be they wild or domestic. Purple Raven Art Tel 044 9664723
| ||I love painting the seas...from the tranquility of a calm sea with a solitary figure to the contrasting turmoil of stormy waters and dramatic waves.
Purple Raven Art Tel 044 9664723
| ||This exhibition started in September 2012 in The Garden Gallery, as part of culture night. The focus of these works is to capture the emotions; based on the stories kindly shared with me by friends with a military background, where they have spoken of being taken from a world filled with hopes and dreams and plunged into living with the deepest darkest depression, caused by an anti-malaria drug 'Lariam', that was supposed to protect them, but ended up destroying life as they knew it.|
| ||From my September 2013 exhibition of Bog Bodies at Purple Raven Art, Crowenstown , Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Tel 044 9664723 |
| ||Originally exhibited as part of the 'Larry' exhibition, these painting represent the women also effected by the drug Lariam. The names of the paintings were chosen as my wishes for friends living with the effects of the drug. These paintings have been created using oils mixed with sand and other mixed media.|
| ||These works are something I will add to over time and are influenced by my three years studying Shamanism. Prints available. |
BlogIrish T.V. in the galleryThis is the link to the T.V. feature made in my gallery http://www.irishtv.ie/westmeath-matters-76
November 13th-15th 2015, Edinburgh Art Fair
Delighted to have my work on exhibition from November 13th-15th at the Edinburgh Art Fair with The Chimera Gallery.
Two of my favourite paintings (among others)are on display at the art fair.
'Remembering' was painted on 11/11/2013 on Veterans day while I thought about my many veteran friends and my Grandfather and the hidden wounds that they carry on their souls. This image was used in the Calor Gas Garden at Bloom in the Phoenix Park in 2013 as part of Dawn Aston's award winning garden.
'The day after the night before'
'Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate' - Exhibition by Hazel Revington-Cross
My phone was hopping yesterday evening with texts saying sorry I can't make it so I was a bag of nerves by 7 o'clock wondering would anyone be there. Well as it turned out it was packed to the gills and the best part was there were so many new faces who had never been at one of our nights before and they had a brilliant time. An unbelievable amount of food was dropped off for the Simon Community.
Honoured to be a part of this wonderful project
It was wonderful to be one of the 33 artists that took part in this project. Artists were asked to submit a recipe for the book and create a painting around the recipe. The cookery book is now finished and can be purchased through The SCOOP Foundation to raise money for this great charity.
The official launch night is Thursday the 10th of September.
"Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate."—A lan D. W
I have finally more or less completed this collection I was working on for so long and it will be exhibited in November at Purple Raven Art gallery. Further details will be posted closer to the time.