Maureen Chatfield


Maureen Chatfield Biography

American, b. 1948

Artist Statement

"My paintings are intuitive responses to the myriad forces that shape my life—emotions that translate into color, visual memories of forms and color relationships found in the landscape, and personal stories from my past. I have painted consistently since childhood, starting with oils, and am currently painting with acrylics as well, which enables me to create multiple layers rapidly without muddying my palette. The work process is one of constant experiment and change— building layers of color, form and image on the canvas revealing the underlying pentimento. My paintings are not planned, they are discovered, an evolution that is exciting and invigorating.

Of my three current series, Ether is the more interior, emerging directly from what is in my head, while Landscapes arises from direct experience—what I see in nature, captured by my internal camera, and explosively transformed. Out of My Mind also focuses on direct experience; however, the experience is of human nature—traumatic and mysterious events, family gatherings and childhood memories. Together, these series form a body of work that transcends topicality and embraces an ever-expanding category-defying approach to art that reflects my desire to spread beauty and joy through the transformative power of the creative process."

Art Students League, New York, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Hunter College, New York, NY
Studied with Jean Buckly, Ron Lent, Robert Saxton, and Stuart Shils
Selected Exhibitions
2022 Ride the Wave: 8 Women Artists, George Billis Gallery, Westport, CT
2020 Annual Small Works Online Exhibition [Online Exclusive], Cavalier Gallery
2018 Art New York, New York, NY
2018 Solo Exhibition, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
2018 Space & Form, Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY
2017 A Different Medium, Rosenberg & Co., New York, NY
2017 Juried Show, First Prize, Hunterdon Art Museum, Curator: Mary Birmingham, Clinton, NJ
2017 Southampton Art Fair, Rosenberg & Co., Southampton, NY
2017 Patterns in Time [Solo Exhibition], Rosenberg & Co., New York, NY
2017 Spring Masters Show, Rosenberg Group & Co., New York, NY
2017 Art New York, Pier 94, New York, NY
2017 Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, Palm Beach, FL
2016 Still Life Exhibition: Variations on a Theme, Rosenberg Group & Co., New York, NY
2016 Juror, National Association for Woman Painters, New York, NY
2016 Art Southampton, Rosenberg & Co., South Hampton, NY
2016 Maureen Chatfield: Patterns in Time, Rosenberg & Co., New York, NY
2016 Spring Masters Show Rosenberg & Co., New York, NY
Selected Collections
Britton collection, NJ
Cox collection, Board Member Whitney Museum, New York, NY
Decca Records, New York, NY, and Los Angeles, CA
Habsburg collection, NJ
Merck collection, NK
Kean collection, New York, NY
P.L. Kennedy collection, East Hampton, NY
Sherman and Sterling, New York, NY
Tiffany and Co., New York, NY