The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Paul Batch demonstrating landscape painting in oil at its meeting on Wednesday, May 28, at 1:30 pm. The meeting will be Newtown Meeting House (lower level), 31 Main Street. The demonstration is open to the public, free of charge.
Paul Batch has been developing a reputation for his evocative atmospheric landscapes. He captures the fleeting and ephemeral light cast by the passing sun or rising moon. He focuses on transition, painting the dramatic effects of changing weather conditions or times of day upon the natural and uninhabited landscape.
“I am drawn to the beauty of transitional moments in time ... twilight, a passing storm, the moon rising,” says Mr Batch. “The beauty comes in part from our awareness that these moments are fleeting.”
Mr Batch studied at Hartford Art School. In his developing career he has received numerous awards including a Gold Medal from the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society. He is an Elected Artist Member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts.
He has given several guest lectures and workshop demonstrations on painting. Currently, Mr Batch teaches at West Hartford Art League.
While he draws inspiration from many places, he makes Connecticut his home.
For more information about the meeting, visit www.scanart.org.