Paul Batch

Paul Batch

Paul Batch is a contemporary painter praised for his evocative atmospheric landscapes. His paintings are a poetic response to the fleeting and ephemeral light cast by the passing sun or rising moon. He focuses on transitions, painting various times of day, changing weather, and the rich seasons that New England offers.

My work reflects the tone and qualities offered by nature. I strive to convey a felt experience through my art. Though most of my work is representational, I keep myself open to embracing the more abstract elements of each individual scene.”

He is an award-winning member of Oil Painters of America and Portrait Society of America. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the Artist’s Magazine, International Artist and Fine Art Connoisseur. Paul resides in Massachusetts with his wife and their two children.

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
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 
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 
“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
“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 
“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

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