3-2015 Jamie L. Hatfield
Jamie’s overall body of work leans towards Modern-Contemporary with splashes of Fantasy/Surrealism. It’s hard to pin down her style to any certain artistic genre, as she is still developing and redefining it. She is currently working on a series titled, Two-29. It is based on faces she has drawn without using models or reference photographs.
As an intuitive artist, Jamie can find inspiration from an overheard phrase or an image that has super imposed itself onto a feeling. The nature of people as well as life in general plays a part in her work. It really can’t be explained how her inspiration and ideas merge and layer into a finished piece. Jamie will select a face she has sketched from her folder and a canvas that suites the size and emotion of it. She re-draws her sketch onto the canvas and that is usually when a color pallet comes to mind. This is how she begins to emphasize the overall feeling of a piece whether it is, jovial, peaceful, or somber.
Jamie’s preferred medium is acrylic paint, but she does not limit herself to that. Oil pastels, graphite, color pencils along with inks can sometimes be spotted in her work. Found objects have a habit of making an appearance as well. Some of her favorite items to use are paper, metal bits, wire, wood, glass and or beads. Her use of material depends on that sacred language that happens between the piece and her heart. Due to Jamie’s lighthearted spirit and humor, she’s been known to bring a bit of the unexpected into her work.
Jamie says, “The best part of being a mixed media artist is, I’m not limited by the type of medium or genre that I do. And because of this or in spite of it, I’m able to create intuitively.” From there she continues to state, “I thank God, for the gift of creativity and I’m happy when someone smiles or otherwise gets enjoyment from what I do.”
Jamie lives and creates from Conroe Texas, in a studio behind her home called, My Purple Door Studios. She is married to the love of her life and they share seven children, many grandchildren and two dogs. Jamie is a proud thirty-four years young and states, “that’s just as good a number as any.” She has been creating in one way or another since the early 70s, math is not required. Jamie also writes poetry and a few of her paintings include a poem. She enjoys filming art videos for YouTube, and taking classes as time allows at Lone Star College and online. As an active member of Conroe Art League she can be found on occasion as a Docent at the Madeley building Art Gallery in Conroe. You may also find her online under the alias name of Artist Poet Girl.