Betty & Dennis Hayzlett | Dennis Hayzlett - Watercolor Painting
Dennis Hayzett's Bright, colorful, watermedia paintings that focus on the interplay of nature; land, water and light, with the creations of man; cities, towns, buildings and machines to find beauty in the world we have created around us.
Dennis Hayzett, Art, Watercolors, Acrylics, Paintings, Drawings, Military, Ships, Aircraft, Helicopters, Landscapes, Townscapes.
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Dennis Hayzlett
Artist Statement:

For as long as I can remember, art, particularly drawing, has been a part of my life. As a young boy I was fascinated by airplanes and spent endless hours drawing them. My father served in the Army Air Corps and I followed his lead by becoming a Naval Aviator after college. This close association with military aviation supported my interest in drawing aircraft as realistically as possible. But as an adult I became interested in painting and discovered the spontaneity and freshness of watercolors.

Watercolor is a wonderfully flexible and expressive medium and I am drawn to express the shapes and colors of the landscape, contrasting forms of cityscapes and the endless fascination of sea and shore. I am continually striving to improve my skills with the medium and to establish a distinctive, emotional approach to painting these scenes.

My current emphasis is to move beyond mere representation in my work and to capture in color and form the feelings that a city street, stately home, a rusty old truck or desert vista evoke in me. My work is still marked by the realism of my early drawings but I now seek to develop a more freely expressive style. And I still draw or paint the occasional airplane!

Biography:

My educational background, BA English, University of Colorado and MA Higher Education Administration, University of Northern Colorado, does not include any formal training in art. I am largely self-taught but have attended painting workshops in the United States and Europe studying with Tony Couch, Frank Webb, Dale Laitinen and others. Locally, I am a signature member of the Idaho Watercolor Society (IWS) have taken workshops with Dwight Williams and Hugh Mossman. I am also an exhibiting member of the Treasure Valley Artists Association (TVAA) and the Boise Open Studios Cooperative (BOSCO).

Education:

BA English, University of Colorado, 1966

MA, Higher Education Admin, University of Northern Colorado, 1974

Affiliations:
Exhibits:

IWS Annual Exibition 2010 (Juror’s Honorable Mention)

IWS Annual Exibition2012

IWS Annual Exibition 2013 (Sponsors Silver Purchase Award)

IWS Annual Exibition 2014 (Sponsors Silver Purchase award and the Winsor & Newton Painting Award)

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) 2014 regional show

Art Source Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition 2014

IWS Annual Exibition 2015 (Bill McCusker Memorial Award)  2014