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Hazel Barker art prints and posters

Hazel Barker was born in London and brought up in the countryside to the south of the city. As a child, she always enjoyed painting and drawing, and was encouraged both by her family and by her teachers. Partly as a result of their encouragement, she won First Prize in a national painting competition at the age of 11, which helped her to decide on an artistic career. She then completed a Foundation Course at Guildford School of Art and, subsequently, took a degree course in Fine Art at Reigate School of Art.

Hazel Barker prefers to work in oils and to paint from life, usually in Spain, Italy or France. She completes her canvases in her studio, which gives her the opportunity to emphasise the abstract patterns of the paintings concerned. She travels extensively throughout Europe, completing numerous sketches in pencil, oil and watercolour to use for future reference. She has exhibited in London and throughout the United Kingdom, and her hobbies outside the world of art include interior design, reading, and studying Spanish.

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In the Design Studio

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Colour Perfecting in the Print Room

In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.

Measuring Up

After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.

Assembling Frames in the Framing Workshop

We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.

Hand-finishing in the Framing Workshop

Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.

The Last Stop

In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.

Mounting the Prints

The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.

Laying the Glass

Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.

The Final Product

After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.

Transferring to Canvas

For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.

Finishing the Canvas Edging

As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.