PAUL BATCH    "Sundown"      10" x 20"     $2,000.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Available for presale but must remain through the end of show -  



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 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.”



Paul received his BFA and MFA from the Hartford Art School where he studied under the late great Stephen Brown. 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. A native of Massachusetts, Paul resides in Connecticut with his wife and their two children.



EDUCATION



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



GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)



2017- “Wanderlust” Howard Mandrille Gallery, Kirkland WA



“The New Boys In Town” Two Man Exhibition, The Addison Art Gallery, Orleans 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 Portrait, International 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 Portrait, International Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America, Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel, Reston, VA



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



WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS/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