Helen Hazon – Artist style #1

Inspiration – the landscape paintings of David Hockney and the scenery of the Applecross peninsula in NW Scotland.

I chose David Hockney as my artist for 3 reasons – he’s English, he’s still alive and he paints colourful landscapes. For the topics for the 6 quilts in this year’s series I decided to concentrate on one of my family’s favourite areas – Applecross – where we have a short holiday every year. I have many photographs of this area and I will select 6 different landscape views to recreate in fabric. The main challenge for me will be working with the bright colours that Mr Hockney uses which are rarely in my palette. I will use piecing, applique and free motion machine embroidery to create the quilts.

The first quilt in my series shows the beginning of the village of Applecross seen from across Applecross Bay. The tide is in and the mountains of the Isle of Skye form the background.

Detail view:


  1. Great artist and subject choice! You have captured the style and colours beautifully, I look forward to the rest of the series.

  2. I agree I love his paintings and how special to choose your own environment, it is going to be a great series.

  3. Chantal Guillermet

    Great choice ! you have captured the atmosphere of his paintings beautifully !

  4. Beautiful landscape. It reminds me of my Saba landscapes. Lovely that you choose your favourite family areas to depict in his style. I am looking forward to the rest of your series.

  5. You were able to show us your Applecross landscape with the brilliant colours of Hockney. We look forward to seeing all your favourite area.

  6. A beautiful and colorful quilt, so nice to be introduced to an area that I do not know. It looks like a place I would love to visit. Great choice of artist.

  7. I also really like David Hockney. The drawings of the swimming pool and landscape
    . I love the colors you used and I’m waiting to see what comes next.

  8. Very evoctaive landscape and the colors you have chosen really do speak of Scotland. You have given your little cottage a cosy feel as it nestles amongst the hills. Well done

  9. Helen, you really surprised me this time with your ability to reincarnate into David Hockney’s style. The same attention to the color and details, really well done.

  10. A wonderful composition, glad you could portray a slice of your part of the world. I love the clear and bright use of color.

  11. I love the colors you used. Can’t wait to see the next step of your tour through Applecross.

  12. You have created a beautiful and colorful landscape in Hockney´s style and made it your own! Looking forward to getting to know this sweet little village through your series.

  13. Love Hockney and love your interpretation.The colors are perfect!

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