Ed Hatch | fine artist | bio
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

Ed's Bio

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.      

Featured Publications and Honors:

2017 - Birds in Art:  Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin

2017 - “Third Acadia Invitational Exhibtion”, Argosy Gallery, Bar Harbor, Maine

2017  - “AIS Impressions:  Small Works Showcase”, National Juried Exhibition, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, California

2016 - "Peoples Choice Award" Bath County Plein Air Festival

2016 - "Paul Goodnow Memorial Award" - Bath County Plein Air Festival

2015 - “Oil Painters of America Salon Show”, Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama

2015 - American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition, Trail Side Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona

2015 - Guest Artist, Argosy Gallery, Bar Harbor, Maine

2015  -  Annual Birds in Art Touring Exhibition

2015 - Birds in Art:  Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin

2015 - Southern Living Idea House at Bundoran Farm, Charlottesville, Virginia (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, Published by Schiffer 2009 - International Artist Magazine (Aug/Sept)  “Capturing the Luminous Quality of Light”

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