FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Art Association will host a gallery showing by local artist Tina Hatfield during the month of April.
An award-winning photographer, Hatfield is a native of Springfield, Ohio; a 1989 graduate of Shawnee High School and alumnus of Clark State Community College. A broad range of interests led her to studies in the medical field as well as photography, though photography won out.
“As a child, I always loved spending summers outside and would use my grandma’s old Polaroid camera to take pictures of nature scenes,” Hatfield said, adding that she’s always loved nature and landscape photography. “I always had hundreds of photos at the end of the season.”
She joined Focus Photography Group in Dayton in 2016, where she’s won several awards including first, second and third place awards in addition to several honorable mentions. She took first place In February this year in a black-and-white-themed competition with her photo “The Woods.”
Hatfield said she loves taking photos and printing them out as a raw photos and then as black and white prints.
“A photo tells a story,” she said. “Any type of photo. It reminds us that, sometimes, we need to stop being so ‘busy’ and get outside to enjoy all the beauty of nature.”
Hatfield’s work, including “The Woods,” will be on display in her show titled “Nature Inspiration” at the FAA Gallery 1-4 p.m. Sundays in April. The gallery is located at 221 North Central Avenue.