Frances Hatch

Frances Hatch

From Dorset with Love

Recent paintings by Julian BaileyMartyn BrewsterVanessa GardinerAnthony Garratt,  Frances Hatch and Alex Lowery with sculpture by Clare Trenchard and woodcarvings by David West

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Online from 2 May. Open Wednesday 17 June – 12 July 2020

Frances Hatch’s recent work can be seen below. Please click on any image to see more details about materials used and dates with enlarged pictures. Please phone us on 44 (0)1308 459511 or email gallery@sladersyard.co.uk to enquire about any of Frances Hatch’s work. All paintings are presented framed and are available to buy now. Please note measurements are for framed sizes.

Evening Exchange, Dungy Head, Lulworth 111 x 150 cm £4,500
Frances Hatch working near Swanage

FRANCES HATCH developed her plein air practice not only to make work outdoors but to involve the materials she finds around her in the landscape, collecting earth, rocks, minerals and litter to use as her palette. Wild fruit juices, puddle mud and raindrops bespeckle her sketchbooks. Armed simply with paper and a portable toolkit containing some gouache, watercolour or acrylic paint and a binding medium, Frances heads off to the beach often by moonlight to create her response to the place at the time she finds it.

Frances Hatch studied visual art at Cambridge, Aberystwyth and Goldsmiths and has an MA in printmaking from Wimbledon College of Art. She has always loved to paint outdoors. Her work has grown in strength and confidence following a trip to Antarctica in 2005 and a Research Bursary from DVA/ExLab which supported her study of the history and craft of making and consolidating pigments which she makes on site from materials she finds that day. She has been a senior tutor at West Dean College since 1995. Frances has published books about her projects and contributed to other books both as an illustrator and practitioner.

First Light, Fault Corner, Eype 36 x 71 cm £1,800

She has exhibited throughout the UK and in London and had her first show at Sladers Yard in 2015. Frances was awarded the Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial Prize at the  Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) exhibition at the Mall Galleries 2016: ‘An award to encourage innovation and experimentation in contemporary watermedia.’ This year she curated a show of her paintings with ceramics by world-class potters entitled The Common Ground at the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham.

Chesil, Storm Chiara, diptych 16 x 44 cm £720

The booklet Chesil Moons with words by Frances Hatch, a new poem by Elisabeth Bletsoe and foreword by Steve Batty is available at £12 plus £1.50 p&p within UK.  32 pages. Full colour throughout. 14.6 x 19 cm. Published by Sladers Yard.

Please call 01308 459511 or email gallery@sladersyard.co.uk to enquire about Frances Hatch.

7 Responses to Frances Hatch

  1. David Wills says:

    Not only is frances an interesting artist but she is always pleasant to talk to & never seems rushed.i’m impressed by her down to earth approach & enjoy her art.

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  7. Janette bell says:

    Frances, beautiful meaningful and inspiring thoughtful work .thank you for giving so much of yourself in your art.

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