ED HATCH

Ed Hatch,Piney River, 30x40, oil on canvas

Ed Hatch, Stream Shadows, 10x8 oil on canvas

Ed Hatch, Drift, 20x24,oil on canvas

Ed Hatch, Summer Reflections, 24x36, oil on canvas

“I see art as a visceral, almost spiritual means of communication. Since I was a boy, I have known that art fulfills me and speaks to me in ways that I find difficult to express in words. But, what I find in nature is quite simply, pure poetry. I strive to express this in my work. I see such extraordinary beauty in everyday moments—moments that might go unnoticed. I want people to participate in my paintings—to be caught up in the scenes as much as I was when I stopped to paint them—to feel the depth, the fleeting light, and the mist, to wonder what is around the bend. That’s it, I think, to share the wonder. I find great joy in my work and I am fortunate to do what I do every day.”

The luminous work of Ed Hatch is so connected to his subjects, so rooted in his environs, that one feels an immediate sense of place and wonder. Ed, a full-time artist for more than 20 years, centers his life at the same country crossroads where he grew up—a corner of rural Virginia where his great-grandparents opened a general store in 1912. This charming setting is now his studio. Across the street is the house where his father lived, and a stone’s throw away is his childhood home where he lives. An acute observer, Ed’s home base is that ideal spot for exploration and discovery—whether it’s the creeks nearby or the mountains further afield. He gently, yet powerfully conveys his curiosity, finding the extraordinary in the ‘ordinary.’ Above all, his appreciation for beauty in nature springs from each of his works.

“I want people to participate in my paintings—to be caught up in the scenes as much as I was when I stopped to paint them—to feel the depth, the fleeting light, and the mist, to wonder what is around the bend.”

~ Ed Hatch

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ED HATCH

Featured Publications and Honors
2017 – Annual “Birds in Art” Touring Exhibition
2017 – “Birds in Art”: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
2017 – American Impressionist Society “Impressions: Small Works Showcase”, National Juried Exhibition, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2017 – “Third Acadia Invitational Exhibition”, Argosy Gallery, Bar Harbor, MA
2017 – “American Impressionist Society 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition”, Montgomery-Lee Fine Art, Park City, UT
2016 – “Peoples Choice Award” Bath County Plein Air Festival
2016 – “Paul Goodnow Memorial Award” – Bath County Plein Air Festival
2015 – “American Impressionist Society 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition”, Trail Side Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2015 – Guest Artist, Argosy Gallery, Bar Harbor MA
2015 – “Birds in Art”: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, WI
2015 – Southern Living Idea House at Bundoran Farm, Charlottesville, VA (Two paintings)
2014 – “Gold Award” Bath County Plein Air Festival
2014 – Plein Air Magazine, July Issue, “Parallels Between Life and Art”
2014 – 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic, (Spring 2014), Published by Schiffer
2013 – “Gold Award” Warm Springs Annual Plein Air Festival
2013 – “View Upstream” selected for “Art for the Embassy” collection at US Embassy in Kosovo
2012 – 100 Southern Artists, (2009) Published by Schiffer
2009 – International Artist, (August/September Issue), “Capturing the Luminous Quality of Light”
2007 – Hampton Roads Magazine
2007 – Two paintings selected for “Art for the Embassy” program (U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia)
2005 – American Art Collector, December Issue, “Virginia Artist Uses Personal Experience to Create Quietly Emotive Works”
2004 – Artist and Galleries of the South (Summer)
1986 – Virginia Heritage Award
1983 – Virginia Wildlife Magazine, “The Watercolors of Ed Hatch”
1980 – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship Partial Corporate Collections List
Salamander Resort, Middleburg, VA
Country Club of Virginia
US Embassy in Kosovo
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA
Ethyl Corporation, Richmond, VA
The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA
Black History Museum, Richmond, VA
Riddick’s Folley Museum House, Suffolk, VA
Wilton House, Richmond, VA
State Capitol, Richmond, VA
Tuckahoe Pavilion of Chippenham Hospital, Richmond, VA
Center Club of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD Professional Memberships
American Impressionist Society
Oil Painters of America

Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery & Cafe Hours

April 1 – December 31, 2021
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm

 

Eigth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 27 – October 3, 2021

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.