The Wave

Artist: Hazel Schlesinger
Based in: Lake Oswego and Gearthart, Oregon
Medium: Acrylic, 36” x 36”
Date: 2023
Location at the Stephanie: 2nd floor, opposite the elevator

Artist Statement

Perhaps it’s because I was born so close to the water’s edge, flanked between the Pacific Ocean and the Necanicum River, that I intuitively depict water and horizons in so many of my paintings.  I continue to live on the riverbanks so water remains an important element of my life and art.  I am a Plein Air painter as well as a studio artist and enjoy working with vibrant colors, palette knife and large brushes to depict direction and energy found in my painting creations.

About the Artist

Hazel was born in Seaside’s historic Knapp Hospital, just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean. She attended school and lived in Cannon Beach, Seaside and the Hamlet Route area for several years. She taught Elementary Education, grades 4 and 5, at the Cannon Beach School and runs immersive art workshops on the Coast.  

Hazel is represented locally by Northwest By Northwest Gallery in Cannon Beach, Rental Sales Gallery of the Portland Art Museum, and Art Gallery H in Tubac, Arizona. More of Hazel’s work can be found here.