THE ARTIST, WENDY WALLACE HAZEN
Wendy spent her childhood in Maine and the metropolitan area of New York City. She started painting on her bedroom wall with crayons and finger paint, much to her mother’s dismay. Taking painting and art classes whenever possible, Wendy graduated with a major in Studio Design and a minor in musical theater.
After singing and dancing her way through her twenties in traveling theater companies, Wendy opened her own design studio, The Point Of It in Boothbay Harbor, Maine in 1982. She designed coastal needlepoint; rugs, pillows, picture frames and belts. She hand painted many of the needlepoint canvas’ herself. She also applied her coastal designs to hand knit sweaters as well. In June of 2000 Wendy decided to resurrect her watercolor talents. Her favorite subjects being water scenes, architecture and flowers, the New England coast, especially Cape Cod and Maine, became her muse. “My style is realistic and my subject matter is a segment of the whole ‘picture’. I like to focus on one or two blossoms of the flower versus the whole garden….especially the light, how it layers down through leaves, water, etc.”
Where do you go when you are an unknown and you want people to get to know you? With the calendars, prints (offset lithograph & Gicleé), tiles, gift bags, note and gift cards needing to be sold so she could pay the mortgage, etc, the art show circuit became Wendy’s storefront. She was doing approximately 50 plus shows a year for almost 9 years but this was not sustainable; painting and driving at the same time does not work. So, since 2009, Wendy has welcomed commissions, continued her painting and filling orders from her home studio via the internet or the phone. Thank you for your interest.
Wendy is also a member of the Cape Cod Art Association, PAAM in Provincetown, MA, National Watercolor Society and New England Watercolor Society. Her work has been featured in different publications and gallery shows throughout New England.