About Shirley Hazlett
I love expression through art, in museums, galleries, studios, and in formation in the mind.
From the San Francisco Bay Area, but a Sacramento resident for nearly forty years, I particularly am influenced by west coast contemporary art, from expressionism to minimalism.
My paintings are permanently showcased at Kaiser Hospitals, the UC Davis Medical Center, and the Italian Cultural Center in Carmichael. I served on the Board of the UC Davis Nelson Art Gallery, during the transition from the Nelson Gallery to the Shrem Museum.
For the past two years, I have been studying encaustic painting and printmaking in Santa Fe and locally, Encaustic is a fascinating ancient painting technique, employing a medium which incorporates pigmented bee’s wax and tree resin. The process of creating encaustic artwork allows for an integration of intentionality and chance, a recurrent theme in much of my work. You're sure to see a sampling of encaustic works and other paintings in my studio.
Beyond personal exploration in my Sacramento art studio, I completed an MFA in Painting with Honors from the San Francisco Art Institute and two BA degrees in Art History and Art Studio at Sac State.
Thank you for your interest and all best to you! Visit my website and my studio, open during Sac Open Studios September 2019.
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