Hazel Soan is a well-known and popular artist and an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher. In The Essence of Watercolour Hazel shows how versatile and beguiling the medium of watercolour is and how to get the most out of it. Hazel encourages the reader to explore the properties of watercolour and to be unafraid of strength of colour and brushstroke. She shows through demonstration and projects that tone is king in watercolour and illustrates how to paint light with the use of shade. The Essence of Watercolour is a culmination of many years of Hazel's teaching and demonstrating, in which she offers inspirational insights into the secrets of watercolour painting.
Hazel Soan is a popular and successful artist who divides her time between London and Cape Town, exhibiting her work widely. She has her own gallery in Fulham, London. She is author of seven bestselling books for HarperCollins and has made several successful DVDs. She was one of the art experts in the popular Channel 4 TV series Watercolour Challenge.