THOMAS CHATFIELD

AVAILABLE ARTWORKS

Riverbend, Muskoka, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 inches Riverbend, Muskoka, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 inches Lone Sentinel, Shuswap Lake, Oil on paper, 22 x 30 inches Lone Sentinel, Shuswap Lake, Oil on paper, 22 x 30 inches Fall Sun, Algonquin, Ontario, Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches Fall Sun, Algonquin, Ontario, Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches The Waterfall, Muskoka, 22 x 30 inches The Waterfall, Muskoka, 22 x 30 inches Yellow Carpet, Oil on canvas panel, 16 x 20 inches, 40 x 50 cm Yellow Carpet, Oil on canvas panel, 16 x 20 inches, 40 x 50 cm The Rain is Over, Oil on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 27 x 35 cm The Rain is Over, Oil on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 27 x 35 cm Spring Shadows, Oil on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 27 x 35 cm Spring Shadows, Oil on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 27 x 35 cm Spring Day, Oil on canvas panel, 16 x 20 inches, 40 x 50 cm Spring Day, Oil on canvas panel, 16 x 20 inches, 40 x 50 cm Fall Pines, Oil on canvas panel, 16 x 20 inches, 40 x 50 cm Fall Pines, Oil on canvas panel, 16 x 20 inches, 40 x 50 cm Young Birch, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Young Birch, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Winter Leaves, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Winter Leaves, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Winding River, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Winding River, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Waters Edge, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Waters Edge, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Warm Winter Day, Acrylic, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Warm Winter Day, Acrylic, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Warm Winter Birch, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Warm Winter Birch, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Under the Pine, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Under the Pine, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm The Waterfall, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm The Waterfall, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm The River, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm The River, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm The Marsh, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm The Marsh, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm The Far Hill, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm The Far Hill, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Sunlit Pine, Acrylic on board 11 x 14 inches, 24 x 36 cm Sunlit Pine, Acrylic on board 11 x 14 inches, 24 x 36 cm Summer Forest, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in, 28 x 35.5 cm Summer Forest, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in, 28 x 35.5 cm Spring Green, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Spring Green, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Spring Break, Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Spring Break, Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Spring - Muskoka, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Spring - Muskoka, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Snow Field, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Snow Field, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Rose Coloured Shore, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in, 28 x 35.5cm Rose Coloured Shore, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in, 28 x 35.5cm Old River Bed, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Old River Bed, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm March Woods, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm March Woods, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Light in the Forest, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Light in the Forest, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm La Cloche Birch, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm La Cloche Birch, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Hint of Snow, Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Hint of Snow, Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Height of Summer, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Height of Summer, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Early Spring III, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Early Spring III, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Early Spring I, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Early Spring I, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm December Day, Algoma, Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm December Day, Algoma, Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Dark Pines, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Dark Pines, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Autumn (Haliburton), Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Autumn (Haliburton), Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm Along the River, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Along the River, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Afternoon Light, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Afternoon Light, Acrylic on board, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm A Spring Shoreline, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm A Spring Shoreline, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches, 28 x 36 cm A Late Fall Breeze, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in, 28 x 35.5 cm A Late Fall Breeze, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in, 28 x 35.5 cm A Blaze of Yellow, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm A Blaze of Yellow, Acrylic on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in., 28 x 35.5 cm Windy Day, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Windy Day, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Strong Shadows, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Strong Shadows, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Snow Covered Lake, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Snow Covered Lake, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Sky Accents, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Sky Accents, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Pine Among The Birches, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Pine Among The Birches, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in.  Oil on Canvas, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Oil on Canvas, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Old Pines, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Old Pines, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. November Pallette, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. November Pallette, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Low Sun, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Low Sun, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Late Day Birches, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Late Day Birches, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Late Algoma Day, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Late Algoma Day, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Inland River,  Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Inland River, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Floating Leaves, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Floating Leaves, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. A Few Green Leaves,  Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. A Few Green Leaves, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in. Deep Woods, Oil on Canvas, 36x48 inches, 91.5 x122cm Deep Woods, Oil on Canvas, 36x48 inches, 91.5 x122cm At the Beach, Bronte, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches At the Beach, Bronte, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches Blue House, Bronte, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches Blue House, Bronte, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches Bronte Beach, 1984, Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches Bronte Beach, 1984, Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches Feeding Time, Bronte, 1984, Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 Feeding Time, Bronte, 1984, Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 Crosswalk Bronte, Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches Crosswalk Bronte, Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches Refreshments, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches Refreshments, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches Sunday Afternoon, Bronte, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches Sunday Afternoon, Bronte, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches The Dock, Bronte Harbour, 1984, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches The Dock, Bronte Harbour, 1984, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches The Boat Yard, Bronte, 1984, Acylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches The Boat Yard, Bronte, 1984, Acylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches View from Bronte Beach, 1984, Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches View from Bronte Beach, 1984, Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches The Old Corner, Bronte, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches The Old Corner, Bronte, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches Flurries 1996 2 48 x 72 inches Flurries 1996 2 48 x 72 inches Muskoka River, Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches Muskoka River, Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches Ox Tongue Rapids, Oil on panel, 1978  40 X 60 inches Ox Tongue Rapids, Oil on panel, 1978 40 X 60 inches The Young Pine 1996  48 x 72 inches The Young Pine 1996 48 x 72 inches The Evergreen, Oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches The Evergreen, Oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches Strong Light, 1991, Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches Strong Light, 1991, Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches The Evergreen, Oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches The Evergreen, Oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches Muskoka River, Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches Muskoka River, Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches Bronte Marina, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches Bronte Marina, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches Conversations, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches Conversations, Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches General Store, Marlbank, Ont., Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches General Store, Marlbank, Ont., Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches

THOMAS CHATFIELD, 1921-1999

Born in Toronto, Ontario in 1921, Tom Chatfield had an ambition as a youngster in public school—to be a pilot. Before reaching high school, however, he was ‘grounded’ permanently, by his art teacher, Marjorie Hudgins. Long his number one fan, Miss Hudgins saw enough potential in young Chatfield to suggest art as a lifetime career. “She turned me on,” Chatfield admits. “I forgot about flying and devoted myself to learning how to draw and paint and it’s been my consuming commitment ever since.”

From public school, Chatfield went to Northern Vocational High School which provided him with a solid grounding through a spectrum of graphic forms. Graduating from Northern, he landed a job in the art department of Famous Players, Canada’s leading chain of motion picture theatres, where he designed newspaper ads by day and, by night, attended the Ontario College of Art.

Eight years at OCA persuaded Chatfield he wanted to be a portrait painter, but in the 1950’s, encouraged by a fellow-artist, he turned to landscapes and once again his orientation took a definitive turn.

By 1959, Tom Chatfield’s vigorously-painted landscapes were conveying enough individual style and impact to encourage Toronto’s Upstairs Gallery to stage his first one-man show. Since then he has had more than 30 one-man shows across Canada. Resigning from Famous Players in 1967, he began painting full-time in his home-studio in Oakville, a few miles west of Toronto.

A charter member and past-president of the Society of Canadian Artists, Chatfield exhibited with that organization, along with the Royal Canadian Academy, Ontario Society of Artists, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Waterloo University, and was an award-winner in the 1969 “Artists’ Choice” show as part of the Canadian National Exhibition.

Following his Upstairs Gallery debut, one-man shows by Chatfield were held in such Toronto Galleries as the Scottish Gallery (1962), Sobot Gallery annually form 1964-69 and the Shaw-Rimmington Gallery (1970-71).

In Oakville he exhibited at the Upper Canada Country Club (1965) and Arcade Gallery (1966). Shows were held in Edmonton’s Downstairs Gallery in 1969, 70, 71 and at the Hemingway Gallery in Jamestown, New York in 1969. Damkjar-Burton Gallery exhibited his work in 1968-69 and the Damkjar Gallery in nearby Burlington staged a show in 1971. His work was also shown in the United States and at a major exhibition at Canada House in London, England. For many years, Chatfield was represented by McLaren Barnes Gallery in Oakville.

Chatfield was a long-standing member of the Toronto Arts and Letters Club and a founding member of the Oakville Art Society.

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