Don Hatfield is an artist that softly blends figures of realism with a touch of classic impressionism. He strives to create the type of painting that bonds itself to the viewer. Donês work is traditional in both concept and technique, portraying strong yet quiet emotions through rich textures and warm inviting hues.
In the vein of romantic impressionism, Hatfield shows the viewer that beauty can arise from any moment: a family reunion, a young boy playing on the beach, or the warmth of the sun touching a mother and her child. Hatfield describes himself as being preoccupied with the effect of light on form. The extremely personal degree to which he embraces the effect of light is evident in his paintings, and often why the beach is a frequent setting for his paintings.