Mary Hatch


She has had a stong interest in art beginning painting and art classes when she was twelve, and visiting the Dallas Museum of Art, and  The Chicago Art Institute regularly made an impression on her style by seeing famous paintings. She studied art at UT Arlington, and transferred in her junior year to the Architecture department from the Art department, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. She studied printmaking at TCU and the University of Dallas , and is a registered Texas Architect and Interior Designer.  Seeing other museums also created a great love for art including the Kimbell Art Museum, Louvre, Prada, Kunsthistorisches, Ufizzi, and The National Gallery.

In the late 70s, she participated in gallery art shows, university exhibits and Dallas Woman’s Caucus of Art and Texas Visual Artist competitions. In the mid 80’s she met the abstract expressionist, Herbert Ferber, at his art exhibition at Adams Middleton Gallery in Dallas . His vast canvases with sculptured facade inspired her to paint large.   

Flora and Feather series is influenced by the allegorical style of the paintings from the Italian Renaissance period, with an assemblage of flowers, landscape and birds. New Mexico Series is influenced by the palette from the Post Impressionist style. A lot of her work is concentrated on landscapes of vineyards, farmlands of Tuscany, the Midwest farmland, and California seascapes.

Her art has been influenced by a combination of her education, family encouragement, and interests in architecture and art history. After painting seascapes and studio figures in California for three years, she relocated back to her home in Texas. She is exploring new venues and expressions of art including abstract seascapes.

Education & Professional Experience
1994                  Registered Interior Designer
1983                  Registered Architect
1979                  Art; University of Dallas; Irving, TX
1975                  B.S. in Architecture. Art & Architecture; University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
Invitational Exhibitions   
1997                 "Gala For the Arts", 500 Inc., Grand Kempenski, Dallas, TX
1995                 "Glen Lane: Remembering", Trammell Crow Center,Dallas, TX
1993                 "Spatial Fragmentations", Northlake College, Irving, TX
1989                 "Thematic Works", Mountain View College, Dallas, TX
Competitive Exhibitions
1991                 "Arts in the Metroplex", TCU Exhibitions University, Ft. Worth, TX
1988                 "1988 Critic's Choice", D-Art Visual Center, Dallas, TX;
Commercial Galleries   
2010                  Home Accents, Plano, TX       
2006-2008        Durango
1998-2010         Decor Art & Frame, Dallas , TX
2002-2  008Austin Galleries , Austin , TX
2000                  Mission Gallery, Dallas.TX
1998-2010         Decor Art & Frame, Dallas , TX
1998-2001        Art Encounter, Dallas, TX
1992-1995         Justine's Milam Gallery, Dallas , TX
Gallery Exhibitions
2005                 "Goodrich Gallery", October One Person Show, First United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX
2001                 "Mixed Media", Group Show, Art Encounter, Dallas, TX
1995                 "Land Alive", Justine's Milam Gallery, Dallas, TX
1992                 "Plains and Junctures", Justine's Milam Gallery, Dallas, TX
1990                 "Rooted in Landscape" , Modern Dallas Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
Art Fairs
2002-2004       Artfest, Dallas, Texas
2001                 Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, Albuquerque, N.M.