Ron Hazell in his studio
Ron's book, "The Artist's Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor", is featured in an article in the newsletter on Artist's Network. View the article here.

Ron Hazell, a native of Nova Scotia, Canada is an internationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. In 1997 he was elected to the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) which was founded in 1925 "to cultivate and encourage excellence in the medium of watercolour". Ron was recently elected a Life Member of the CSPWC. He was also elected to the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) in 2012.

Ron welcomes visitors to his studio/gallery at his home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Just send an e-mail first via his "Contact" link.


"The Artist's Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor",

North Light Books, Cincinatti, Ohio, 2015

"Best of Worldwide Landscape Artists",

Kennedy Publishing, Williamsburg, VA, USA– 2011. (One of Ron's paintings was selected for the front cover of this book.)

"International Contemporary Artists",

ICA Publishing, New York, NY, USA – 2010

"Nova Scotia's Contemporary Landscape Artists"

Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, NS, 2009

American Artist "WATERCOLOR Highlights"

Feature article "WATER Wet-in-Wet", 2008

"How did you paint that? – 100 ways to paint LANDSCAPES"

International Artist Publishing - 2004

American Artist "WATERCOLOR" magazine

Feature article "WATER Wet-in-Wet" Spring issue 2003

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 — Teichert Gallery, Halifax, N.S.
2010 — Lunenburg Art Gallery, N.S.
2008 — Craig Gallery, Dartmouth, N.S.
2007 — Art Sales & Rental Society, Art Gallery of N.S.
2005 — Ron Hazell Studio/Gallery, Brookside, N.S.
1999 — Lyghtesome Gallery, Antigonish, N.S.
1998 — Lunenburg Art Gallery, N.S.
1991 — Hollis Gallery, Halifax, N.S.
1989 — Manuge Galleries, Halifax, N.S.
1987 — Lyghtesome Gallery, Antigonish, N.S.
1985 — Emberly Galleries, Halifax, N.S.

Selected Juried Exhibitions

SCA "55th International Open Juried Exhibition"

Toronto, Ontario (2023)

CSPWC "Water Reflections"

Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (2018)

International Watercolour Society "A Symphony in Watercolour"

Boynton House Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (2018)

CSPWC/SFA "Canada/France Exchange"

Le Cloitre St. Louis Gallery, Avignon, France (2018)

CSPWC — "Open Water"

International Competition Halifax, Nova Scotia (2015)

CSPWC — "Reflections"

Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (2010)

CSPWC — "Unlimited Potential"

80th Society Anniversary Travelling Exhibition (2005)

CSPWC — "Open Water" International Competition

Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery (2004)

CSPWC —"Water"

Wallace Studios, Toronto, Ontario (2003)

CSPWC — Watercolour: Into the Next Millennium Canadian Tour

(1998 - 2004)

CSPWC —"Open Water" International Competition

N.S. Public Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2002)

California Watercolor Association 33rd National Art Exhibition

San Francisco, California (2001)

CSPWC — "Royal Collection"

O'Connor Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (2000)

Major Collections

Royal Collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle, England,
Permanent Collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia,
Bank of Montreal,
Domtar of Canada Ltd., Richardson Greenshields of Canada Ltd.
Senate Offices, Ottawa,
Nova Scotia Legislature,
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, N.S.,
Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.,

Artist's Statement

Light has always fascinated me. The morning sun beams through the lifting fog, scattering into countless facets of light, a sparkle of brilliance on the Atlantic Ocean just down the road from my studio. I attempt to quickly record such moments in paint, to capture that light and share its fleeting beauty with others. Flooding a scene with light makes it sing. The medium of watercolour is ideal for "painting light". I also like to paint the ordinary moments that we all experience in everyday life. If others can identify with that experience by viewing my work, I have succeeded.