Artist's Biography - Don Hatfield
Don Hatfield is one of the most innovative impressionists of our time, whose style of painting softly blends the figures of realism with the gentle touch of classic impressionism. Hatfield strives to create paintings that almost bond themselves to the viewer by focusing in on his subjects during one quiet moment in their lives. In the vein of romantic impressionism, Hatfield shows the viewer what beauty can arise in one stirring moment. Although his work is traditional in both concept and technique, his works portray strong quiet emotions through subtle but rich textures, and with warm and inviting hues.
Don Hatfield did not always dream of being an artist; he felt that his talents lied in other areas. He studied philosophy, theology, and literature. It wasn't until Hatfield met the well-known portraitist Charles Cross that Hatfield really began to explore his talents as a painter. Cross was impressed with Hatfield's "innate color sense" that was displayed in the soft pastel colors of his oil paintings. Cross encouraged Hatfield to pursue his talents by taking Hatfield in as his protégé.
Don Hatfield's unique impressionism has brought him great acclaim in the art world, as well as giving him a solid artistic identity of his own that will stand the test of time. Today Hatfield's works are available in limited edition serigraphs as well as original oils, and are found in many important private and corporate collections throughout the world.
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