'Daughters' is a contemporary original painting of vertical format, created by American artist Don Hatfield in the 21st century and set inside a silver gilt frame. Featuring a soft palette made of pink, green, white, yellow and blue tones among others, the painting depicts a serene and joyful beach scene. A mother and her two daughters are walking along the beach, the bucket held by the mother revealing that they may be collecting shells or looking for clams. With its heart-warming subject and charming palette, this framed Don Hatfield contemporary painting will enliven any wall beautifully. It is signed lower right.
Don was born on May 16, 1947 in Long Beach, California. He did not always dream of being an artist. He studied philosophy, theology, and literature. It was not until he met the well-known portraitist, Charles Cross, that he really began to explore his talents as a painter. Cross was impressed with Don's "innate color sense" that was displayed in the soft pastel colors of his oil paintings. Cross encouraged Don to pursue his talents by becoming his protégé.
Two years of study with Cross was not enough to convince Don to focus all of his energy on the world of art. "He was a wonderful presence and a great teacher," says Don. It was during this time with Bongart that Don diligently worked and perfected his style that we recognize today.
Don is inspired by the works of Edward Henry Potthast, William Glackens, Maurice Prendergast, Joaquin Sorolla, and John Singer Sargent. In his development as an artist, Don had the added influence of modern cinematic interpretation. Affected by the new mastery of color on film, in advertising and television, he felt a need for a more intoxicating light, another dimension to the beach attraction. Seeking truth in paint itself, he documented that fleeting essence of the tender, the humorous, the enchantment of a special moment in time.
Place of Origin: USA
Period: 21st Century
Dimensions: 35"W x 45"H
Inventory Number: RR114