Paul Batch- As the Moon Rises, Oil, 12 x 24 inches

Paul Batch

Paul Batch’s paintings are a poetic response to the fleeting and ephemeral light cast by the ever changing transitions occurring in nature. Paul has received both his BFA and MFA from the Hartford Art School. He is an award-winning member of the Portrait Society of America and is a Signature member with the nationally acclaimed Oil Painters of America. His work has appeared in numerous publications including but not limited to; the Artist’s Magazine, International Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur and American Art Collector. Paul maintains an active exhibition schedule and is represented by galleries throughout the country.

EDUCATION

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT: MFA, Painting, BFA, Painting

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2019

Virtuosos of the Oil Painters of America, Cutter and Cutter Fine Art, FL

 

2018

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition, McBride Gallery, MD

Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Steamboat Museum, CO

Light Catchers, The Work of Jonathan Earle and Paul Batch, Addison Art Gallery, MA

 

2016

Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Southwest Gallery, Dallas TX

Modern Master Miniatures, The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT

 

2015

Leaving Our Mark: The Celebration of the Pencil, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA

The Art of the PortraitInternational Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition, Eckert & Ross Fine Art, Indianapolis, IN

All Paintings Great and Small, The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT

Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art Galleries, St. Augustine, FL

 

2014

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition, Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH

The Art of the PortraitInternational Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America, Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel, Reston, VA

Regional Exhibition, The Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA

 

2013

Two-Person Exhibition, Art Gallery at the Mill House, Chester, CT (with Caleb Stone)

 

PAUL BATCH SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

Painting New England, The Gallery at Lost Acres Vineyard, North Granby, CT

 

2013

Mill House Gallery, Chester, CT

 

2012

Whispered Screams, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Silpe Gallery, West Hartford, CT

 

2011

Watching the Sun Set, The Gallery of Fine Art at Venetucci Home, Westbrook, CT

Fleeting Light, Left Bank Gallery, Essex, CT

 

AWARDS (SELECTED)

2015

Exceptional Merit Award, The Art of the PortraitInternational Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America, Grand Hyatt Atlanta, GA

Best Associate Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art Galleries, St. Augustine, FL

Honorable Mention, 32nd Annual Art Competition, The Artist’s Magazine

 

2014

Exceptional Merit Award, The Art of the PortraitInternational Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America, Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel, Reston, VA

 

2013

Salmon Brook Watershed Association Award, Art & Agriculture: Celebrating the Farmington Valley’s Natural Beauty, The Gallery at Lost Acres Vineyard, North Granby, CT

 

2012

Steven Brown Memorial Award, Places of Inspiration: Celebrating the Farmington Valley’s Natural Beauty, The Gallery at Lost Acres Vineyard, North Granby, CT

 

TELEVISION

“Blindspot,” Season 2, “Whispered Screams” featured in apartment of main character

 

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED)

“Master Showcase,” International Artists Magazine, Issue #107, February/March 2016, Color reproduction and statement

The Artist’s Magazine, Volume 32, Issue #10, December 2015, Color reproduction and statement

Fine Art Connoisseur, December 2015, Color reproduction

Journal of the Portrait Society of America, Issue #67, 2015, Color reproduction, photo of the artist, and statement

 

 

PAUL BATCH PUBLICATIONS (cont)

 “The Art of the Portrait,” International Artists Magazine, Issue #104, August/September 2015, Photo of the artist and award recognition

Strokes of Genius 6; Value/Lights & Darks, North Light Publishing, Blue Ash, OH, October 23, 2014, Full page color reproduction and artist  statement

 

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS (SELECTED)

“Painting Emotive Landscapes,” Manchester Art Association, Manchester, CT

“Brining the Outside In,” Wethersfield Academy of Arts, Wethersfield, CT

“Painting From Start to Finish,” Avon Art Association, Avon, CT

“The Tonalist Tradition,” Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm, New Milford, CT

 

DEMONSTRATIONS

2017

Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, Newtown, CT, March 8

 

2016

Manchester Art Association, Manchester, CT, September 21

Glastonbury Guild of Artists, Glastonbury, CT, April 19

 

2015

Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, Newtown, CT, October 14

Madison Art Society, Madison, CT, July 2

 

2014

Tolland County Art Association, Tolland, CT, October 18

Watertown Art Association, Watertown, CT, September 8

Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, Newtown, CT, May 28

 

2013

Tobacco Valley Art Association, Agawam, MA, November 20

West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT, October 17

Windsor Palette and Brush Club, Windsor, CT, May 14

Avon Art Association, Avon, CT, April 16

Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, Newtown, CT, March 13

Hamden Art League, Hamden, CT, January 8