Brian Hatch is an imaginative painter and printmaker who began his career as a graphic artist. He discovered painting during an overseas trip to Europe visiting many art galleries, and on his return began to study painting in Brisbane and later in New York at the Art Students League. His interest in printmaking led him to study at the Pratt Graphics Centre in New York.
In 2010, the National Gallery of Australia selected 12 of Brian's prints for their collection.
Brian Hatch Born in 1934 in Queensland, Australia. Brian's interest in the visual arts began after studying design and screenprinting at the Central Technical College in Brisbane and later in New York at the Art Students League. W.J.Turner and De Stael influenced his approach to the landscape and the Pratt Graphics Centre in N.Y. set him on a graphic course to become one of the pioneer printmakers in Queensland. Landscapes and seascapes invade his work and he is working towards introducing a more contemporary and abstract approach to his art in the future.
Years of artistic expression made it clear that Brian's life would be centered upon his passion for the visual arts.
1958 Brian toured the Art Centres of Europe.
1966 He attended the Art Students League N.Y. with Theodore Stamos and studied printmaking at Pratt Graphics Centre in New York.
1967 First one man show at the Kennigo Gallery in Brisbane.
1971 Included in Sam Pees Collection which toured U.S.A.
1973 Tutored drawing and printmaking at the College of Art, Brisbane.
1975 Awarded a Visual Arts Board grant.
1978 Established the Printmakers Gallery Indooroopilly, Brisbane.
1983 Produced member print for Print Council of Australia.
1984 Included in Queensland College of Art Contemporary Australian Printmakers' exhibition touring North America.
1989 One man exhibition at the Bridge Street Gallery in Sydney.
1996 A Time Remembered - Art in Brisbane, 1950 to 1975.
2005 Extensive tour to New York and galleries in Europe.
2007 Regional Arts Development Fund grant to assist in producing 10 prints of the Redlands.
2009 Redlands and Islands exhibition at the Redlands Regional Art Gallery
2010 National Gallery of Australia purchased a series of twelve prints
2013 Exhibition of Limited Edition Prints at the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Australia.
His work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, Redlands Regional Art Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery, B.H.P. Collection, Queensland College of Art, Armidale and Toowoomba Regional Galleries, Queensland College of Art, Townsville C.A.E.,
Deakin University Victoria, Sydney Hilton, N.S.W.
Brian is a professional artist full-time and lives in Cleveland, Queensland with his wife Monika.