Hazel grew up in Pocklington, East Yorkshire, and loved to draw from a very young age. As an adult she studied performing arts and went on to develop a socially engaged creative practice. Hazel currently works as a community artist specialising in work with children and young people with social communication difficulites alongside her illustration work.
Hazel's work takes places and spaces and adds colour, pattern and shapes to bring them to life. Her work is influenced by a passion for maps, permanent way, architecture and a curiosity for how everything links together. Hazel loves to explore and creates maps and illustrations of spaces and places that have meaning and connection for her.