Anthony J. Batten


ARABELLA Canadian LandscapeThe ARABELLA Canadian Landscape Painting Contest!
Tony won the "People's Choice Award" plus an honourable mention in The Great Canadian Landscape Contest, judged by a panel of gallery owners from across Canada.
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Paintings by Tony include:
"The Trillium at the Foot of Yonge Street", Toronto, Ontario
"Snow Flurries in Old Quebec City", Quebec City, Quebec
Featured in Watercolor Magic
June 2005

The Old Ursuline Convent, Trois Riviers
20" x 30" watercolour
private collection
The Old Ursuline Convent, Trois Riviers
Tony's painting in Avril Lavigne's Promotional Video
Listed in chronological order
"Summer 2017" OSA 145th Anniversary Exhibition at the Aurora Cultural Centre.
  Exhibition Catalogue pages 16, 17 and 125.
Concordia University Magazine, Spring 2017, page 58. Class Acts (alumni section).
  Notice of Batten's work entering the Canadian Parliamentary collections.
"ARABELLA MAGAZINE". Spring issue 2015
  "Crowning Achievment" pages 148-164. Major Artist Profile written by Lori Lee Steiner.
RCMI MEMBERS' NEWS. November-December 2014 edition. Page 7.
  The bi-monthly journal of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. Records a visit by the artist to the new Institute buildings where he was shown their display of his National War Memorial drawings.
"ARABELLA MAGAZINE" Spring/Summer issue 2014
  Westmount Gallery feature. Page 13.
  John B. Aird Gallery. View fully illustrated exhibition catalogue.
  New Members Exhibition. John B. Aird Gallery, Illustrated exhibition catalogue.
"NATIONAL MURAL MOSAIC". August 16, 2013
  Unveiling of 2013 Canada Games related public art project in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Coverage in print media and on television.
"GOOD LIFE" Magazine. March 2013 edition
Tony Batten
Artist profile on page 29. Written by Lisa Rainford with photography by Mike Pochwat.

Tony and the Hon Michael Chan Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  By Marilyn Harding. Posted February 11, 2013
Tony Batten received the medal for his outstanding and ongoing volunteerism in the visual arts community and in particular for his involvement with a project that has placed seventy-five paintings by contemporary Canadian artists in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle... Read full article
Left: Tony and the Hon Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship and Culture. Link to Marilyn's page

CSPWC December 2012 Newsletter
  NEW BRUNSWICK PAINTING TRIP. In September CSPWC members Heidi Burkhardt, Tony Batten, Maurice Snelgrove, and artist Kim Atkins, along with Maurice’s wife Sheila, took off on a two week painting trip that would focus on the area surrounding the historic community of St Andrew’s, New Brunswick... Read article
A Catalogue published by the OSA. May 30 to July 14, 2012.

"The Ontario Society of Artists Celebrates 140 years" an anniversary members exhibition at the Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church Street, Aurora, Ontario.
Curated by Claire Bolton. ISBN 978-0-9878134-2-8. Copyright 2012.

The Biennial Guide To Canadian Artists In Exhibition 2011-2013
  Editor/Publisher Art & Script Marketing / Jacques Latulippe. Page 161
Marilyn Harding - November 2011
  In the painting now in the Nano Gallery, “The Gooderham Building”, artist Tony Batten has distorted ‘reality’ of the stark city scape of Toronto to create an image of humanity bustling about within the parenthesis of warm terra cotta brick of the Victorian foundations of our modern city... Link to page
Dilettante's Diary - November 2011
  Article by Patrick Donohue:
  I recently found an oasis of calm and beauty on a blustery fall day, thanks to the art work of Tony Batten. This artist... could well be one of Canada’s most distinguished watercolourists. Not only is he an elected member of the elite Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, but he’s one of the few Canadians to have a watercolour chosen for the Queen’s collection at Windsor Castle... Read article
Marilyn Harding - October 2011
  In his travels around the world as an educator, lecturer and artist, Tony’s sensibility for architectural elements capture the familiar from our own travel memories or the imagined from our dreams of faraway places... Link to page
Magazin'Art Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists in Galleries 2011-2013
  Publisher is Jacques Latulippe of Montreal.
Tony is a featured artist in this exciting new guide, being launched November 20, 2011 in six Quebec galleries. Download artist reference to the book launch
Painting by Tony Batten Tony Batten and The Coach House - February, 2011
'A Portrait of the Visual Arts in Canada'
  By blog host Frederick Winston
Tony Batten continues to impress me with his art. Let's take a close look at this work. As I scan my way around it I am struck by how busy a work it is. The sky is almost non existent and there aren't many trees - two classic space fillers for artists. But look at what Tony does with the space he has... Link to page
book cover "How to fall in love with a painting" - December 2010
Tony wrote the forward for Helen Lucas' new book "How to fall in love with a painting" published in December 2010 by Silver Arrow Publishing of Toronto.
Dilettante's Diary - Notables of 2009 by Patrick Donohue:
  At the end of the year, I like to think back and see if there were any paintings that really wow’d me. If there were, they should be sitting there in my memory, ready for easy recall. The only ones that had any such effect on me this past year were some entries in the Treasures 2009 show of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (Oct 22). Tony Batten’s gorgeous painting of the Scuola Grande di St. Rocco remains vividly in my mind as one of the best depictions of Venice that I’ll ever see... Link to page
One of three national jurors for "On The Scene" the SCA Members Exhibition at Calgary's Leighton Arts Centre.
  Show ran July 16 to August 28, 2011
Magazin d'Art (International Magazine) - Autumn/Fall 2009, no 85
  "Painting the Built Environment" Bilingual article by Noel Meyer
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Dilettante's Diary - October 2009
  Article by Patrick Donohue: Read article
International Invitational Watercolour Show, December 2008 - January 2009
  "VIII Bienal Internacional de la Acuarela" was held in Mexico at El Museo Nacional de la Acuarela. Tony Batten's painting On the Grand Tour - Venice, was featured on the poster.
Niagara, This Week
  April 4, 2008 edition
Article by Danni Gresko on Batten workshop and demonstration for the Pelham Art Association. Read article
Commissioned Artwork Reproduced
  in Avril Lavigne's Paris Themed Promotional Video for MTV 2007
Watercolour Magic Magazine - Spring 2005
  Article on 6 International Masters - Batten Representing Canada
"Who's Who (Canada)"
  University of Toronto Press 2004 and Subsequent Editions
"Dictionary of International Biography "
  Cambridge, U.K. 2004
"One Hundred Ways to Paint Landscapes"
  International Artist 2004, Vol. 1. Ref. 10
"One Hundred Ways to Paint Favorite Things"
  International Artist 2004, Vol. 1. Ref. 92
"Landscape Finalists"
  International Artist Magazine Feb/March 2004. Page 7
"Splash 8 - Watercolour Discoveries"
  North Light Books 2003. Read article
"Work Small, Learn Big" Sketching with Pen & Watercolour
  Chapter 1, Pages 6 through 11. International Artist 2003. Read article
"This Small Space" CHG-TV - 2002
  Television program on artist's studio and residence
Canada Post U.K. Article on London handover to Royal collection
  February 2002. Pages 1 and 9
Mexico - Museo National de la Acuarela
  Canada Catalogue Page 5
Toronto International Art Fair
  Catalogue - 2000
  Catalogue - 2001 with illustrations
International Artist Magazine. 2000
  Issue # 12 - Canadian Artists
  Issue # 13 - Master Painters of Canada
"Thomas and the Magic Railroad". Released 2000
  One of the credited "watercolour matte artists" who worked on this film in its
post production phase - Tony has, over the years, been involved with a number of successful Toronto based commercial films.
Gulf Islands Driftwood [B.C.] Article on workshop
  September 1, 1999. Page 19
Sotheby's Catalogue "For The Children" Auction. Toronto, Ontario
  September 1995
American Artists, an illustrated survey of leading Contemporary Americans
  by Les Krantz, 1990 edition
Article in "Driftwood" on Batten's Salt Spring Island, B.C. watercolour workshop
  September 1, 1999 issue
Watercolour Magic Magazine, Winter 1998 - Page 25
  Article on Batten's A. J. Casson Medal win
Aquarelles (by Rebecca Sisler) - 1987
  A history of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour
Firmwide Culture
  by Patricia Brown - Arthur Anderson & Co. 1987
Canadian House and Home - March 1986
  Article on residence/studio. Pages 16 & 17
Watercolour '86
An American Artist Publication - November 1986
Article on Canadian Watercolourists
C-I-L Contact Magazine - September 1965
Spotlight on Tony Batten Read article
The Trillium at Dock II
Featured on the Cover of
America West In-Flight Magazine
October 2000

The Trillium at Dock II
22" x 30" watercolor
private collection