Hatti grew up by the coastline of Fife in Scotland where she drew her initial source of inspiration of choppy seas and endless countryside.
Hatti’s work plays with the boundaries of the real and the imaginary. She draws from the landscape and then works intuitively in the studio. It is in the studio that the work takes on a dreamy quality where the more emotional side of Hatti takes over, indicating memories and feelings of the place earlier visited.
She uses oil and acrylic but also a variety of personally developed techniques to interpret the extremes of an evocative sea spray and rumbling skies that contrast to calm, peaceful scenes. There is no surprise, however to see a piece of charcoal, a penny or other small objects that are nearby at the time, caught up in the frenzy.
Her foundation course at Central Saint Martins in London was a wonderful grounding for her honours degree in Textile at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland. Here she learned to look close at detail, texture and pattern, giving another dimension to her work.
She is widely collected internationally. Over the years Hatti has attracted a loyal clientele in Scotland and overseas; she has exhibited in galleries and festivals in the UK and private venues in Europe.