“Artwork Within”, a solo show for local fine art painter Mary Jo Hatch, will be hosted by 7Arts Gallery, 125 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM. It begins with an opening reception Friday, February 1, 2019 from 5-7pm and runs though February 28. “Artwork Within” will feature works in oil whose main subject matter is houseplants painted in both intimate interiors and garden settings.
Hatch has devoted her painting career thus far to communicating the spiritual and emotional lives of plants. Her efforts to do this began 30 years ago when, as a budding writer, several of her houseplants surrendered their lives to help her finish her first book. She was so touched by their sacrifice that, when she took up her brushes, she honored their memory by painting their souls. She has been enamored of painting the inner lives of plants ever since. Those who have commented on her work describe it as honest, playful and drenched in color.
Having moved to Santa Fe late last year, her palette is undergoing tremendous change and under the influence of local nature she now harbors an ambition to paint plein air. You will have the chance to see one or two lf her early plein air efforts at the show, which will be the first exhibition of Hatch’s work in Santa Fe
7Arts Gallery is located one block from the Plaza at 125 Lincoln Ave, Suite 110, Santa Fe, NM 87501. The show will continue through February 28, 2019.
For more information contact Mary Jo Hatch at 434-242-2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
125 Lincoln Ave/ Suite 110
Santa Fe, NM 87501