Reviews & Notices
The Times, Scotland – Times 2
Listing in THE TIMES | Friday October 23, 2020
“The Hot List – Your guide to the weekend – Visual Art – Marianne Hazlewood: Fine Hair, Soft Nibs The botanical illustrator grows ferns and Arisaema in her Edinburgh garden, then makes them the subject of her delicate drawings. This new exhibition shows watercolours, screen prints and images created with a Japanese ink paste pen. Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh (0131 557 1020), today, tomorrow“
By David White, October 7, 2020
“Marianne Hazlewood Puts Down Roots at Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
Established in 1982, Edinburgh’s Open Eye Gallery is exhibiting an exhibition of new botanical illustrations by Visual Arts Scotland 2019 Open Eye Gallery award-winner Marianne Hazlewood, Fine Hair, Soft Nibs – Depictions from a Shady Bed.” read more >>
BBC’s Gardeners’ World
Episode 13, June 12, 2020
“Now we’ve had a film from Marianne Hazlewood in Edinburgh who is an artist and her garden is completely central to her work”… …“I really like the way that that garden combines the intense awareness of detail which obviously she as an artist feeds off, but also has a real sense of sculptural space, it shows that a garden can and perhaps should be a creative act that reflects your own personality” Monty Don
The Pittenweem Arts Festival | August 2019
Review in the Scotsman Art review: The Pittenweem Arts Festival, by Sue Wilson.
“Edinburgh’s Marianne Hazlewood recently won a top Gold award at the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show, and it’s not hard to see why from her Pittenweem exhibition, centred on her exquisitely rendered pen-and-ink and watercolour studies of Arisaema, the cobra lily, tracing its life-cycle from tuber to seed pod, vividly conjuring its animal/reptilian qualities while attaining uncanny scientific precision. Ferns also feature prominently, from tightly furled shoots to full luxuriant foliage, while other pieces zero in on a single leaf or fruit, all framed by abundant white space, and all redolent of Hazlewood’s intense familiarity with her subject-matter, derived from rearing most of the plants herself.” read more
Visual Arts Scotland – Alight 2019
Blog from Katherine Tyrrell of the Botanical Art and Artists website on my Open Eye Gallery Award win at the VAS Open Exhibition ‘Alight’.
“It’s very rewarding to see yet another contemporary botanical artist who
- feels her artwork should NOT be limited to exhibitions of botanical art.
- produces contemporary botanical art which meets the standards of and is selected for major open exhibitions by prominent arts organisations.” read more