Hazel Skaling graduated from Seaside in 1968.Hazel Skaling Schlesinger, “Haze,” was born on the Oregon coast where her love of the area is embodied in many of her paintings. Rhythm and movement are strong elements in her work and can be seen in landscapes from the fields in Oregon to the vineyards and rolling hills of a Tuscan vista.
Haze paints with oils in an impressionistic / expressionistic style that is rich with color, light and shadow. She uses a combination of large and small brushes which create a variety of strokes on the canvas. Using the application of paint to add depth and texture to her vivid landscapes, her brushstrokes enliven her colorful canvas.
Haze began painting at 12 and received an art scholarship at 17. After several years of teaching in Cannon Beach, Oregon, she was given an award of Excellence in Art Education. Her work has received various awards and is in collections both nationally and internationally. Her solo exhibits, as well as participation in juried shows, have been seen throughout the Pacific Northwest and she is represented by several regional galleries.