Andy Hazell is well known, depending upon the audience as a Public Artist creating huge iconic steel pieces for rejuvenated town centres, or as an automatist crafting small witty moving figures from tinplate or as a film-maker making cinematic assemblages with jaunty soundtracks which are screened at festivals around the world.
Last year Andy rediscovered his first love and began painting for the first time in 33 years. Using household gloss the series 'Edge of Land' appeared quickly, each picture a memory of a place with the associated colour as a lozenge, be it the colour of the inside of a Rambutan fruit or a life-jacket, or a yogurt drink.
Andy Hazell is based in Knighton, Wales. Recent solo exhibitions include Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk in 2003 and Oriel Myrddin Carmarthen, also in 2003.