About Shirley Hazlett's paintings:
Artist Shirley Hazlett frequently seeks to create artwork that calms the mind and warms the heart. She particularly has this focus in creating works such as her Serenity Scrolls and other paintings on silk.
Hazlett's signature suspended silk scrolls works are painted on silk that the artist first stiffens, using a technique she developed over 10 years ago while in graduate art school. These works can be suspended from a wall or traditionally framed. A similar, larger series of Hazlett’s silk scroll paintings, Gathering Strength, are permanently on display at the UC Davis Cancer Center in Sacramento.
She also creates smaller versions of these silk paintings, which can be enjoyed in a framed format.
About her creative process:
Shirley Hazlett is a Sacramento based artist whose works are guided by the process of painting itself. With a PhD in Health Science and an MFA in Studio Art from the San Francisco Art Institute, she employs a scientific approach to creating artwork. Experimentation and discovery are central to Hazlett’s creative process. When looking at her work, viewers often remark – I’ve never seen anything quite like this – high praise to this artist!
About Shirley Hazlett:
Shirley Hazlett hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and particularly loves art that abstractly calms the mind and warms the spirit, capturing the feeling of a special place, a personal point of view, or a cherished memory.
Hazlett has shown paintings at the Crocker Art Museum, The California Museum, the Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, ArtSpace in British Columbia, KB Gallery in Oregon, Root Division and the Diego Rivera Gallery, both in San Francisco, Davis’ Pence Gallery, Axis Gallery, Shimo Center for the Arts, ARTHOUSE, Tim Collom Gallery, and the Temporary Contemporary in Sacramento
Her work is held in public collections including Kaiser Hospital and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, where four of her acrylic on silk paintings are in the main lobby.
Shirley has had a lifelong interest in the arts. She was the self-appointed family photographer at age 7, with a prized Brownie Starflash Camera, and from that age forward pursued art in college, ultimately completing an MFA in Painting, with Honors, at the San Francisco Art Institute. Shirley also holds a BA in Art History and a BA in Art Studio from Sac State.
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