Tim Hazell is an interdisciplinary artist in the
areas of painting, music, poetry, theater, education,
and research, specializing in Latin America and its
indigenous roots. His work is strongly influenced by
the art of the Orient and Middle East. He has made extensive studies
of Old World civilizations and native cultures of the
Americas. He applies many of the principles behind
the artistic products of these cultures to his own
His background in Europe has had a profound effect
on his subject matter. Folk tales and themes run close
to the surface.
Tim Hazell's work can best be described as a figurative form of abstraction. The fire and spontaneity of gesture is found abundantly throughout his different forms of visual expression. His art is highly colorful, with a trained eye for the strong hues so abundant in the tropics. He works in mixed media using unusual combinations and textures of oil and acrylic mediums and glazes, frequently mixing directly on canvas. This produces a rainbow of effects not possible with traditional methods.
Themes include scenes reminiscent of tomb frescos depicting daily rural life, musicians, masked dancers, mythical animals and human figures in harmony with nature, all with a very personal approach involving design principles not found in Western art. The work is highly decorative without compromise, a feature that has made it very popular with collectors in Canada, Europe, the United States, and Latin American countries.
Hazell makes his home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He is the former Director of Art of the world-renowned Instituto Allende. In Nashville, Tennessee, he was on the faculties of music and visual arts of the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, and taught at the Cheekwood Estate and Watkins Institute of Art and Design. He has acted as a consultant for the faculty of the University of Juarez and thirteen primary and secondary schools in Chicago in the area of the implementation of creative arts programs. He has taught comparative and artistic anatomy, painting, drawing, composition and techniques and procedures at the Instituto Allende, where he acted as academic advisor in both the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs.
He is a widely
published poet, essayist and recording artist.
Tim Hazell is available for one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces in oils, oil and acrylic, pastel, mixed media and tapestries, based on clients' requirements. Shipping of specific pieces can be done from Mexico to any part of the world.
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