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Hazel Stone




Hazel Stone states, "I enjoy challenges and I know that I can paint anything I can see or can imagine, so I deliberately create work that is far more complex than real life. One of my favorite ways of working is very time consuming and requires uninterrupted concentration. I start with arbitrary lines, overlapping or connecting shapes of various sizes, and I continue to design until the final brushstroke is done. These paintings have the following basic elements: strong design and composition, flat or textured application of clear, contrasting color and white lines of various widths. I may add symbols or images to convey my thoughts and feelings."

Stone continues, "I have developed my innovative, personal style of painting which I call Experimental Abstraction. I paint whatever intrigues and captivates my eye and motivates my creative mind. Over time, I realized that ART had become my ‘Life's Passion’ and that it would forever guide my life. This amazing journey has led to a very satisfying and happy life as a busy and successful professional watermedia artist.”


HAZEL STONE Virtual Exhibition, Herberger Theater Center, exhibition, October, 2020.

Magazine website:  
Hazel Stone Interview and Watercolor Paintings: Pages 16 to 22.

Hazel Stone Interview and Watercolor Paintings


SOUTHWEST ART MAGAZINE featured two HAZEL STONE watercolor paintings in the October 2019 issue, "Ones To Collect,” October 1, 2019.

Meet Hazel Stone, HAZEL STONE, Voyage Phoenix, January 2019.



Hazel Stone is a Signature Member of these seventeen watercolor societies across America, listed in the order of attainment: Taos National Society of Watercolorists, TNSW, Philadelphia Water Color Society, PWCS, International Society of Experimental Artists, ISEA, Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona, CWAz, Arizona Watercolor Association - Gold Member, AWA, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, PWS, Northwest Watercolor Society, NWWS, Arizona Aqueous, AzAq, Kansas Watercolor Society, KWS, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, PPWS, Texas Watercolor Society - Purple Sage/Life Member, TWS, Red River Watercolor Society, RRWS, Mississippi Watercolor Society, MWS, Western Colorado Watercolor Society, WCWS,  California Watercolor Association, CWA, Watercolor West, WW and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, WFWS.


Hazel Stone has served as Juror for several Arizona Art Exhibitions. She has conducted many painting demonstrations, one-day adult watermedia workshops and several children’s drawing and painting classes. She has served the artist community in many ways as General Chairman and Exhibition Chairman of the Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona from 2002 to 2004, Chairman of the Arizona Watercolor Association National Watercolor Exhibition 2000, Co-Chair of the 1999 Arizona Watercolor Association National Exhibition and Exhibition Coordinator for Waterworks Artists Exhibitions since 2002.

During the last thirty years, Hazel Stone’s paintings have been juried into a very long list of International, National, Regional and Local Watercolor Exhibitions across the country and abroad, often garnering awards. Several One Person Exhibitions and many small and large group exhibitions have featured her work. Her paintings hang in personal and corporate collections across the country. She has been commissioned to create several special watercolor paintings for personal and corporate permanent collections.


* Adirondack's National Exhibition of American Watercolors - 2012

* American Watercolor Society – 2011

*Arizona Aqueous Exhibition – 1999, 2003, 2007, 2010 Creative Mind Award, 2011 Creative Mind Award, 2012, 2013

*Arizona Watercolor Association National Watermedia Exhibition – 1999, 2000, 2008,  Merchant Award, 2010

*California Watercolor Association – 2002, 2011, 2015, 2016

*Fallbrook Art Center Signature Members Exhibition - 2021

*nternational Society of Experimental Artists – 2002 Honorable Mention, 2003        Merit Award, 2003 Wales, UK Medallion, Centennial of Cardiff, Wales,UK     Medallion, 2004, 2012, 2013-2014 Sanibel, FL, San Pedro, CA, Wales, 2014 UK Medallion

*Kansas Watercolor Society – 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 Patron Purchase Award, 2014

*Keystone National 2012 - Honorable Mention Award and Postcard Image

*Mississippi Watercolor Society Grand National Watercolor Exhibition – 2010, 2011, 2013 - 2014

*Missouri National 12th Annual Exhibition – 2012

*Missouri Watercolor Society International Exhibition - 2016

*National Watercolor Society Annual Member Exhibition, 2014

*Northwest Watercolor Society Annual Open Juried Exhibition – 2001, 2004, 2005

*Northwest Watercolor Society Member Exhibition “Waterworks” – 2006 Elsie Wiener Memorial Award, 2008, 2009

*Northwest Watercolor Signature Member Show - 2019

*Pennsylvania Watercolor Society – 2000, 2005, 2010

*Philadelphia Water Color Society – 1999-2000, 2002, 2005, 2013

*Pikes Peak Watercolor Society – 1999, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2011

*Pittsburgh Watercolor Society – 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006

*Red River Watercolor Society – 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012

*Rockies West National - 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

*Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition – 1994, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015

*San Diego Watercolor Society – 2001 Merchant Award, 2005, 2014

*Society of Watercolor Artists Member Exhibition - 2016, 2019

*Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance - 2019

*Southern Colorado Watercolor Society - 2016

*Taos National Watercolor Society Exhibitions – 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2007

*Texas Watercolor Society – 2010

*Watercolor Art Society – Houston – 2006, 2009

*Watercolor USA – 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012

*Watercolor West – 2002, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Combined Merchandise Award

*Western Federation of Watercolor Societies - 1988, 1994, 2002



Arizona Watercolor Association Awards: 2004 Award of Merit, 2001, Merchant Award, 1997 Award of Merit, 1994 Merchant Award    


Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona Awards: 2008 Merit Award, 2007 Wayne Lanford Memorial Award, 2000 Merchant Award, 2004 Award of Excellence, 2003 Merchant Award, 2000 Award of Excellence, 1998 Merit                     Award, 2019 Marilyn Schutzky Memorial Award



2018 Hazel Stone’s Curator Solo Exhibition, “LEVELS OF COMMUNICATION,” 35 original watermedia paintings, Herberger Theater Art Gallery, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ ,May 1 - 30, 2018

2012 – 2013 "CELEBRATION - HAZEL STONE," nineteen watermedia paintings by Hazel Stone, Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix, AZ

2007 Solo Exhibition, thirteen watermedia paintings by Hazel Stone, at Fair Trade Café Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2007 Solo Exhibition, fifteen watermedia paintings by Hazel Stone at the Cathedral Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2004 "CELEBRATION," fifteen watermedia paintings by Hazel Stone at Gallerie van Friend, Scottsdale, AZ

1997 "INNOVATIONS AND INVENTIONS: Watermedia Paintings by Hazel Stone," in the "Featured Artist Museum Exhibition," Sun City Museum of Art, Sun City, AZ


Herberger Theater Art Gallery, Phoenix, AZ since 2013

Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ since 1996

Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ since 2014



Associate Membership in American Watercolor Society - juried into 2011 Exhibition

Associate Membership in National Watercolor Society - juried into 2014 Exhibition


Signature Memberships held in seventeen societies are listed in the order they were earned: Taos National Society of Watercolorists - TNSW, Philadelphia Water Color Society - PWCS, International Society of Experimental Artists, - ISEA, Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona - CWAz, Arizona Watercolor Association - AWA Gold, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society - PWS, Northwest Watercolor Society - NWWS, Arizona Aqueous - AzAq, Kansas Watercolor Society - KWS, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society - PPWS, Texas Watercolor Society Purple Sage/Life Member - TWS PS/L, Red River Watercolor Society - RRWS, Mississippi Watercolor Society - MWS, Western Colorado Watercolor Society - WCWS and California Watercolor Association -  CWA, Watercolor West - WW, and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies - WFWS




Hazel Stone - Spectral Series - Balance.jpg

Spectral Series: Balance  Watercolor/Ink Frame: 29" x 18"                      $1,150.00

Hazel Stone - Spectral Series - Brilliance.jpg

Spectral Series: Brilliance  Watercolor/Ink  Frame: 29" x 18"                       $1,150.00

Hazel Stone - Spectral Series - Harmony.jpg

Spectral Series: Harmony   Watercolor/Ink  Frame: 29" x 18"                        $1,150.00

Hazel Stone - Spectral Series- Radiance.jpg

Spectral Series: Radiance    Watercolor/Ink Frame: 29" x 18"                          $1,150.00


Remember                     Watercolor and Ink 
Frame: 38" x 30"                          $1,000.00

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