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"Solo Exhibition, Hunterdon Art Museum, 20019"

Chatfield began detailed drawing at an early age and at 14 received oil painting and color theory instruction. This early exposure to painting and comprehension of color is evident in her fearless thought pleasing palette.

For her Sargent would define economy of stroke and mastery of composition.  Manet and Whistler - the magnificent tertiary palette.

Picasso, explosive line-work.

As musicians employed minor chords to reproduce melancholy so Van Gogh used color with precise intentionality to express emotion as no one before. 


When Chatfield moved into abstraction she was heavily influenced by Gorky, Guston, Diebenkorn, Kline, dekooning, Rothko and de stëal 

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