Monday, April 20, 2015

Jamie Hatfield

Mixed Media Artist
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 inspired from a bi-annual face challenge that Jamie has been a part of for several years. She draws her imaginative faces, onto small bits of watercolor paper and from there she puts her favorites onto stretched canvas. For instance, Why Not, shown above, was first done as an 8 ½” x 5 ½” drawing and her second finished piece in the series, Jolene, below, began as a 2 ¾” x 7” drawing.

Jamie’s preferred medium is acrylic paint, but she does not limit herself to that. Graphite, colored pencils, pastels, 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 beads. Her use of material depends on the sacred language that happens between the piece and her heart. Due to Jamie’s humor and lighthearted spirit she has been known to bring a bit of the unexpected into her work.

Jamie states, I’m not limited by the medium I use or the genre, because of this or in spite of it I’m able to create freely and that’s one of the best parts of being a mixed media artist. From there she goes on to say, 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 in Conroe Texas, at 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 claims, “that’s just as good a number as any.” She has been creating in one way or another since the mid-70s. Jamie also writes poetry and a few of her pieces have included a poem. She enjoys laughing and filming art videos for her YouTube channel, Artist Poet Girl, as well as watching art videos online. As an active member of Conroe Art League she can be found on occasion as a Docent at the Madeley building Art Gallery on Simonton St. in Conroe. Jamie may also be found online under the alias name Artist Poet Girl.

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