Hazel is a self taught artist living and working in Co. Westmeath in Ireland.
She is inspired by people places and stories she is told, that touch her heart and leave a mark . She applies oil paint using a knife sometimes leaving it inches proud of the canvas.
In 2010 she and Dave O'Shea jointly opened The Garden Gallery in Co. Westmeath. In 2014 they decided to expand further and Dave opened The Chimera Gallery in Mullingar, while Hazel changed the name of the existing gallery to Purple Raven Art and introduced high quality Irish craft workers to the gallery.
Hazel believes when an artist paints they are exposing a part of their soul. As proprietor of Purple Raven Art she encourages others to loose their fear and express this part of themselves.
Her work can also be found O'Farrell Gallery Port Chester New York.