Bernie White Hatcher
Bernie has been painting and exhibiting her work for 60 years. In that time her medium, content and style have not remained the same, though landscape is her primary source for inspiration.
“Over time perspectives change and we see things differently because we think differently. At times that can be about something very significant and fundamental to us.. When I enlarged and deepened the parameters of how I defined landscape, new inspirations became evident. Within the landscape I saw beginnings, changes and adaptation, disturbances and competition. Destruction and decay were obvious, extinction, innovation and renewal --- a multitude of constructs were apparent. All of this makes us more intrinsically connected to landscape and the world around us. In order to communicate this, it becomes necessary to find a different visual language."
" Today some of my work is devoid of recognizable symbols, where as in others suggestions are present in the painted shapes, colors and texture. The challenge, or summons of these paintings, often inspired by landscapes, is to look longer, think deeper about the shapes, lines, colors, and repitition or patterns and rhythm of these. Perhaps you can see new connections to the meaning and interpretation of landscape. Perhaps this may change how you think about, and ultimately how you are able see and experience landscape.”
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library,
Spfld., IL 2017
Along the Water, M. G. Nelson Gallery,
Spfld., IL 2015
Appearances, Springfield, IL 2021
Buchanan Center for the Arts,
Monmouth, IL 2012
Cedarhurst Art Center Biennials,
Mt. Vernon, IL 2009 - 2013 - 2021
Chatham Library, Chatham, IL. – 2019
Componere Gallery, St. Louis, MO 2000 -2021
David Strawn Art Gallery, Jacksonville, IL 2017
DIM Art Gallery, Springfield, IL 2020
Domont Gallery, Indianapolis, IN 2008
Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN 2008
Gallery II — Paper Works, Spfld., IL 2011
H.D. Smith Gallery, Featured Artist,
Spfld., IL 2017
Illinois State Fair Invitational,
Spfld., IL 2004 -2021
Illinois Artisan Shop, Chicago, IL 2011
Lakeview Museum “Inspired by Illinois,”
Peoria, IL 2002
LLCC Founder’s Day Exhibit, Spfld., IL 2007
Anne Lloyd Gallery, Decatur IL 2009 - 2013
Obed & Isaac, Spfld, IL. 2022
Old State Capitol Art Fair,
Spfld., IL 1985 - 2008
Placitas Café, Placitas, NM 2019 - 2022
Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space,
Spfld., IL 2014-2022
Prairie Art Alliance, Spfld., IL 1998 -2013
SAA Collective, Spfld., IL 2014 – 2021
Sangamo Club, Spfld., IL 2008
Shrode Art Center, Mt. Vernon, IL 2021
Southern Illinois Artisan Center,
Whitington, IL 2000 -2014
Speaking of Decay, M.G. Nelson Gallery,
Spfld., IL 2017
State Street Gallery, Chicago, IL 2014
Tarble Art Center, Charleston, IL 2002
Title Company, Decatur, IL 2012
Venue 1929, Spfld., IL 2019
Wright House, Chicago, IL 2019 - 2021
American Heart Association, Springfield, IL
Bank One West, Springfield, IL
Booth Library, Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston, IL
Brookens Library, UIS, Springfield, IL
Baylis Building, Springfield, IL
Capitol City Center, Springfield, IL
Centrill Media Corp., Hdqrts. Placitas, NM
City of Springfield, Mayor’s Office, Spfld, IL
Eastern IL Univ. Tarble Art Center, Charleston, IL.
First of America Bank, Springfield, IL
H&S Builders, Inc., Springfield, IL.
Hickory Point Bank & Trust, Springfield, IL
Illinois National Bank, Springfield, IL.
Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville, IL
Levy, Ray & Shoup, Inc., Springfield, IL.
Lincoln Land Community College, Spfld, IL
McKinsey & Company, St. Louis, MO.
MOCAP Group, St. Louis, MO.
T.J. Nicoud & Co., Springfield, IL
Sorling, Northrup, Hanna, Cullen & Cochran, Spfld, IL
Springfield Area Arts Council, Springfield, IL
Work is also represented in hundreds of private collections throughout the Mid and Southwest.