“My purpose is to portray the beauty and color in our world and its people, especially in the South Carolina Lowcountry, as I experience them with my eyes and within my heart.” - Andrea Hazel
Hazel was born in Charleston, SC where she still resides. After years of teaching and running her own business, Andrea Hazel Photography, she began painting in 2001 and has been immersed in watercolors ever since. Her latest series entitled “How It Was...Charleston in 1963,” depicts scenes of homes and communities that have been demolished and displaced in the wake of Charleston’s rapid growth and development. “The idea was not to point a finger and blame, but to show what happened, and to remember these places,” she has said.
Hazel is a member of the Southern Watercolor Society, the South Carolina Watermedia Society, and the Charleston Artist Guild. Her work is currently on view at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery.
OPEN STUDIO HOURS
Mondays - 11am - 2pm
Wednesdays - 11am - 3pm
Thursdays - 11am - 2pm
Saturday, November 21, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Gibbes Visiting Artist Series complements our exhibition program and promotes creativity, new art forms, and offers perspective on larger community issues. The program features contemporary artists whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South.
Support for our Visiting Artist Series is generously provided by Art Bridges, Art Mag, SC Arts Commission, and the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation.
Alexandria Dickerson explores the ramifications of black subjugation and the utopian potential of Afrofuturism through the mediums of oil painting and woodcarving.READ MORE
Marina Dunbar's paintings are nature-based abstractions, composed through harmonious movement, material improvisation and layers of translucent color.READ MORE
Daisy McClellan utilizes century-old traditional techniques like punch needle rug making and sewing in new and creative ways.READ MORE
Painting and sculpting in mixed media, Susan Klein's current work explores the way that people imbue objects with the power to hold memory.READ MORE