Over the past nine years, second generation outsider artist Peter Hazel has been creating stunning permanent mosaic sculptures in ceramic, tile and glass. Primarily depicting the natural world, Peter is a master of form and scale and imbues his pieces with energy and vibrant color palettes that reflect his love of nature. He works in both 2 and 3-dimensional sculptures, reliefs and mosaic panels.
Peter prefers to work with large scales, and is currently working on a forty-five-foot tall glass and steel jellyfish sculpture. However, he is happy to and has the capability to work on smaller scales for quainter spaces. He is extremely versatile as an artist and more than capable of working in any type of setting, from large commercial type developments to small private gardens. Peter is also known for his functional art, such as the "Wave Bench" currently on loan to the city of Napa, CA.
Currently, he has public art (purchased and on loan) in cities throughout the West. He has exhibited his sculptures at a variety of events, festivals, and openings for the past seven years. Peter also has his art in a multitude of private residences and businesses throughout the United States.
Peter's art is highly marketable, and people tend to love the playful and colorful nature of his work. His work goes well in a variety of environments, as he has collectors all over the map. He also has a wonderful, gregarious personality that tends to win people over; thus he is excellent in engaging people in his art, and inspiring people to become involved in the creative process.
Beyond his excellent skills as an artist, Peter was a contractor, and business owner for over 30 years, and has insider knowledge on installing all types of art, working as a team player on commissioned pieces, and working within the design and building industry. Peter has sound knowledge of construction practices and all the legal ramifications of public and private installations. He is skilled at estimating jobs, collaborating with contractors, architects, project managers. Budget requirements are always met while exceeding expectations.