The Art of Walking Backwards


The juxtaposition of the shy performer, the philosopher and joker, the visionary and the guy next door can all be seen when one takes the time to look beneath the surface of Hatfield’s work. His paintings are original and unique. Figurative and abstract. Hatfield seems comfortable finding, discarding, and regaining a new personal balance point with each piece he creates. 


For his second one-person show at Susan Eddings Perez Gallery, The Art of Walking Backwards, will showcase his latest works that reflect the journey of evolving from within despite the constant demanding twists and turns life can push toward you. “The idea is to relinquish the idea of control.” explains Hatfield. “Painting has become a practice of meditation, and I feel more engaged in my process than ever before."


He sees his work as a collaborative effort, allowing what wants to emerge, to reveal itself through him onto a waiting canvas, delighting and surprising both himself and the many collectors who have come to appreciate his loose and uninhibited style.



Exhibition: March 10, 2023 – April 1, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 2023, 5pm - 8pm
Susan Eddings Pérez Gallery | 717 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505-477-4278




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