Laurel Haslett

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artist statement

My approach to art is sometimes described as “searching”.  I strive to find the best way to express myself and the process is constantly evolving.  In my paintings I try to capture moments that may connect with viewers.  Subject matter ranges from an interesting face or a still life, to a memorable landscape or garden.  Inspiration comes from my travels, observations from daily life, memories and sometimes from my imagination.  My media are oils and acrylics and I also use charcoal, oil sticks and other mark makers.  In order to expand my knowledge, I plan to explore printmaking.

selected biography

Laurel Haslett works from her home-based studio on Nova Scotia’s South Shore and shows her work at the Quartet Gallery in Lunenburg.  Her art studies began at the Nova Scotia College of Art and have continued through the years with frequent workshops.  She has a B.A. from York University (Glendon College).   Recently, her work was selected for “Reflections” at  the Art Sales and Rental Gallery and “Art of the Garden” at Moxie.the gallery as well as juried shows at the Lunenburg Art Gallery.  In 2007, she and two other artists were commissioned to create an interpretive panel explaining the flora and fauna of Hirtle’s Beach.  Her first solo show,“Observations”, was held at the Black Duck Gallery in 2005.  A duo show is planned for July 2008 at the Trellis Café in Hubbards.

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