Mary Hatch has had a strong interest in art beginning painting and art classes when she was twelve, and visiting the Dallas Museum of Art, and The Chicago Art Institute regularly made an impression on her style by seeing famous paintings. She studied art at UT Arlington, and transferred in her junior year to the Architecture department from the Art department, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and is a Registered Texas Architect and Interior Designer. She additionally studied printmaking at TCU and the University of Dallas. Seeing other museums also created a great love for art including the Kimbell Art Museum, Louvre, Prada, Kunsthistorisches, Ufizzi, and The National Gallery.
In the late 70s, she participated in multiple gallery art shows, university exhibits and Dallas Woman’s Caucus of Art and Texas Visual Artist competitions.
In the mid 80’s she attended an Adams Middleton Gallery, Dallas, TX, art show for the abstract expressionist, Herbert Ferber, at his art exhibition. His vast canvases with sculptured facade inspired her to paint large.
In the 90's, the New Mexico Series was inspired by the Southwest and multiple trips to Santa Fe, NM.
During 2006-2009, she was painting seascapes and studio figures at Laguna Beach, CA and continued doing historical figures from Renoir Paintings after leaving CA.
She relocated back to her home in Texas for a few years after she left CA, then lived in NC and KY, and now has made her new home in Maryland.
She is currently working on the Flora and Feather Series which has images of flowers, landscape and birds influenced by the allegorical style of the paintings from the Italian Renaissance period.
Her art has been influenced by a combination of her education and interests in architecture, art history and nature.