Portrait Artist & Equestrian Artist - HAZEL MORGAN
Hazel Morgan is an award winning portrait artist in both the UK and the US, as well as a very talented equestrian artist, with many clients in Ireland, Canada, the Middle East , Australia as well as the UK and United States. There are 10 galleries of hers for you to browse through so we hope you enjoy browsing the site.
Most of Hazel’s commissions are portraits from life, however where a sitting is not possible Hazel is happy to paint a portrait from photographs. Hazel is particularly good at creating a composition from several photographs even if the scene never existed. Please see her gallery Oil Paintings From Photos
Hazel studied art in Florence with a number of talented portrait painters for only 3 months, before being asked to become one of the teachers. The school had a large intake of portrait artists every year, and Hazel became their coach and mentor.
Hazel creates traditional, contemporary and fine art oil portraits . She has been a portrait artist for over 25 years. She paints oil portraits of children, family portraits, individual portraits, military portraits, corporate portraits, posthumous portraits and more. She has exhibited portraits internationally and her sitters include a wide variety of people from many fields including finance, sports, politics, and the military.
Hazel always speak to her customers by phone to find out exactly how they would they would like their portrait to achieve the ‘wow factor’! She always provide an opportunity for them to check and approve their painting or drawing before it is finished, and provides many updates by email as the portrait progresses.
oil portraits or charcoal portraits?
Hazel paints traditional oil portraits on canvas, or graphite pencil portraits on paper. Hazel can discuss more about each option and help you decide which you’d prefer for your portrait. Hazel will also advise on portrait aftercare and framing.
Hazel lives in Salisbury in the South West of England, and travels regularly to the US and Ireland for her clients, and is now recognised as one of the best portrait artists of her generation.
In her capacity as a portrait artist Hazel supports a number of charities, including Riding for the Disabled, Women of Wellbeing, UKSA, Children in Need and Help for Heroes.
In the UK, Hazel can arrange for delivery of your portrait to Bath, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Borders, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire , Cheshire, Conwy, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Edinburgh, Essex, Gloucestershire, Manchester, Gwent, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Manchester, Middlesex, Norfolk, North Ayrshire, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Pembrokeshire, Shropshire, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tayside, Torfaen, Tyne & Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire
When choosing a portrait artist – there are a host of factors to consider. Firstly would you prefer a painting to a photograph. A portrait after all conveys a host of different emotions to a photograph. A photo tends to capture the moment as seen through the eyes of the viewer whereas a beautifully painted portrait by a qualified and reputable portrait artist – you get to see the sitter through the eyes of the artist, where the artist has hopefully conveyed all the amazing attributes and beauty of the sitter depicting their ‘higher self’. As one of the most successful portrait artists in the UK and now worldwide, Hazel is much in demand for both oil paintings and charcoal drawings. The best portrait painters in the world are few and far between, and as such you need to be careful when choosing which portrait artist you want. Hazel’s ability is to not only capture the likeness of the sitter in her portraits, but also the incredible person that is behind the likeness. Everyone has a story, a life well lived and full of adventure and experiences that often get hidden away because we don’t want to stand out from the crowd. Hazel helps bring that part of you out on to the canvas, and this is the amazing skill that portrait painters like Hazel can achieve.
What is the purpose of a portrait? Well that differs according to the portrait artist that you choose but also by the decision that you make before commissioning a portrait artist. For example – do you ant the portrait to be a lasting legacy of the sitters life or is it to celebrate the person in this life time. Is it to remind you of that person whenever they are apart from you? Is the portrait a gift to say to someone how much you love them or admire them. Or is the portrait testament to life well lived, where that person has contributed to the world or to the local community or to their family and friends. To be painted by a portrait artist of Hazel’s ability speaks volumes of the esteem that the sitter is held in by their family and peers.
Some clients commission a portrait of themselves by way of recognition of all that they have achieved and quite right too! Sometimes in life all we receive is criticism and negativity, when what we deserve is praise and respect for the efforts that we have put in to better ourselves and the people that we come into contact with. Commissioning Hazel to paint you in your finest hour is a fantastic way of reminding you and the world that not only did your life matter, but that it meant so much to so many people. We don’t always realise the number of lives that we touch with our presence and energy – and that is born out by the number of eulogies that we hear people say – “I never knew that about them’. A portrait by portrait artist Hazel Morgan can be a living eulogy – speaking volumes and screaming out to the world that you mattered, that you are loved, and that you will be remembered long after you pass on to the next stage of your journey.
Hazel’s ability as a portrait painter is down to her channelling the skills of the masters who have gone before her. The classical portrait artists that have done so much to bring joy and wonderful art to the world. Hazel stands on the shoulders of giants who have blazed a trail for portrait painters like her to emulate their skills and abilities. She harks back to a period of art that celebrates beauty on all levels.
Hazel’s portraits will let for hundreds of years. What an absolutely wonderful fitting tribute to your amazing life.
We wish you well and hope that you are blessed with being recognised for the incredible person that you are.