For a number of decades when traditional watercolour-based renderings where commonly required Anthony Batten did work on a number of well known architectural submissions and proposals. His clients varied from individual architects and designers to major public bodies and cultural foundations.
His work was valued because it expressed an artistic vision of the proposal and carried with it an element of traditional architectural practice.
His best known involvement was his 2006 visualization of the redesigned Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto. His rendering of that project was widely publicized and then displayed in the 2007 “Culture City” exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. That event focused on the major arts-related institutions then being built or renovated in Toronto.
Tony was also delighted to work with acclaimed engineer-architect Rod Robbie [1929-2012] on a number of his building proposals for Toronto’s National Tennis Centre, a major Toronto soccer centre and for Kingston’s Queen’s University.
Given that the tradition of fine art renderings has given way to rather impersonal computer based imaging the artist has withdrawn from participating in recent projects.
Among the distinguished individuals, firms and institutions he has worked for are:
- Roderick G. Robbie
- Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
- The National Tennis Centre
- Holt Renfrew & Company, Toronto
- Young-Wright Architects
- The Casa Loma
- The Gardiner Museum
- John Robert Carley Architects
- Carruthers Shaw & Partners
- Bregman & Hamann Architects