Andrea Hazel

Watercolors & Oils


Andrea's Artist Statement
My purpose as an artist is to portray the beauty and color in our world and its people, especially in the South Carolina Lowcountry, as I experience them with my eyes and within my heart. I have this burning desire to paint! I feel I started so late in life that I want to make up for the lost decades when I had not realized this passion. I want to show paintings of familiar things, places and local people and attract the attention and appreciation for art of those who would not otherwise relate to it. I love giving the joy of art to others.
Andrea's Biographical Info
Andrea was born in Charleston, SC where she still resides. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York, a Master of Education in Counseling from The Citadel, and additional study in Studio Art at the College of Charleston. Andrea retired from Trident Technical College in North Charleston where she taught mathematics in the Developmental Studies Program. She has also recently retired her business, Andrea Hazel Photography. She has been painting since 2001, and is now immersed in Andrea Hazel Watercolors and Oils full time. She is passionate about art. She is an exhibiting member of the South Carolina Watermedia Society and the Charleston Artist Guild. Her work can currently be seen at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery. Andrea is married to Frank Hamilton, and they have three children and five grandchildren.
"Vessels #4" - Accepted -Southern Watercolor Society 2018 Exhibition, Brandenton, FL - May15-June 22, 2018
“Of Interest”, Charleston Artist Guild Member Exhibit, 2018
Featured Artist, Edisto & Beyond Tour, Edisto Island Historic Preservation Museum, Fall 2017
“Of Interest”, Charleston Artist Guild Member Exhibit, 2017
The 27th Annual Old Santee Canal Park Fine Arts Exhibition, 2017
Honorable Mention, Charleston Artist Guild Signature Exhibit, 2016
Featured Artist, Edisto & Beyond Tour, Edisto Island Historic Preservation Museum, Fall 2016
Honorable Mention, Charleston Artist Guild Member Show, Charleston Visitor Center, Feb 2016
Slave Dwelling Exhibition, North Charleston City Hall, October 2015
African American Civil War Memorial & Museum, Washington DC, April 2015
Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC, “Girl With A Gold Earring” on exhibit, Sept, 2014
MOJA Arts Festival, Juried Exhibit, Charleston, SC 2014, Sept, 2014
“Slave Dwelling Conference”, Savannah, GA, 2014
“Of Interest”, Charleston Artist Guild Signature Exhibit, 2014
“Garden of Dreams” Juried Exhibition, Charleston Visitor Center/Magnolia Plantation, 2013
“Honoring Black Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen”, Charleston County Public Library, 2013
Contemporary Cross Currents Exhibit, North Charleston Convention Center, 2012
Images of South America, Charleston SC County Library, 2012
The 23rd Annual Old Santee Canal Park Fine Arts Exhibition, 2013
Friends of DeReef Park Neighborhood Revival, Featured Artist, 2012
South Carolina Watermedia Society 35nd Annual Exhibition, Columbia SC, 2012
Coastal Community Foundation, Lowcountry Artist of the Year Award, Charleston SC, 2011
Coastal Community Foundation Artist of the Year Award and Exhibit, Charleston SC 2011
St. Augustine Art Association, Judith Ryan Williams Juried Exhibit, St. Augustine, FL, 2010
Moja Arts Festival, Exhibit, “I-8-Tee, Visions and Words on Haiti”, Charleston, SC, 2010
North Charleston Arts Festival, "Gift Shop", Third Place, North Charleston, SC, 2010
Moja Arts Festival, Exhibit, “I, Too, Sing America”, Charleston, SC, 2009
“Uptown in Downtown Charleston”, One-Woman Show, Charleston County Public Library, 2009
South Carolina Watermedia Society Exhibit, Florence Museum of Art, Florence SC, 2009
Girl with a Gold Earring Exhibit, Magnolia Gardens, Honorable Mention, Charleston,SC, 2009
Lowcountry Senior Art Festival, Lowcountry Senior Center, Charleston, SC, 2008
"Crowns" Exhibit, Charleston Hat Ladies, Footlight Players Theater, Charleston, SC, 2008
“Art on the Ashley”, Drayton Hall Plantation, Charleston, SC, 2008
Magnolia Plantation Winter Festival, Charleston, SC, 2008
Avery Research Center, “Variations on a Theme” Exhibit, Charleston, SC, 2007
Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibit, Charleston, SC, 2007
Charleston Artist Guild, Signature Juried Exhibit, Honorable Mention, Charleston, SC, 2007
The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC, The Changing Face of Charleston, 2007
Georgina Arts Centre, Around the World in Watercolour, Sutton, Ontario, Canada, 2006