For more than 30 years, painter and illustrator Keith Batcheller worked nationally for many major companies creating designs and paintings for advertising, publishing and the movie industry. His clients have included the NFL, USAF, Mattel Toys, Franklin Mint, Knotts, and Coca Cola. Keith has also done movie posters for many of the Hollywood studios—including over 50 movie posters for Walt Disney Studios.
A native of Southern California, Keith graduated with Honors from Art Center College of Design. He began his professional career in New York City as an illustrator. As a representative of the Society of Illustrators, Keith has done paintings for the United States Air Force Art Collection, some of which have been displayed in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum as well as the Pentagon.
In recent years, Keith has turned his efforts and talent exclusively to the sale of his original oils, limited edition prints and giclées. He has always had a keen interest in Western art, the history of the Old West and Native American people. He loves painting wildlife and landscapes that tell a story and convey a strong sense of emotion. He has been honored with many accolades and awards in his career.
Recent Shows and Awards
2017 - The Seventh Annual Slo-Poke Western Art Show, Seaside Gallery, Pismo Beach, CA; 48th Annual Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show & Sale, Tucson, AZ; 32nd Annual Boque Art Classic, Western Art Show, Clifton, TX; Gillman Historic Ranch Wild West Days Art Show, Banning, CA - won First Place Award for Best Oil Painting; San Dimas Festival of Arts 41st Annual Art Exhibition "California Images," San Dimas, CA - nominated for Best Oil painting; The 27th Annual Cattlemen's Western Art Show, Paso Robles, CA; American Miniatures Art Show at the Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2016 - 47th Annual Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show & Sale, Tucson, AZ; 31st Annual Bosque Art Classic Western Art Show, Clifton, TX; The Sixth Annual Slo-poke Western Art Rodeo, Seaside Gallery, Pismo Beach, CA; Gillman Historic Ranch 5th Annual Wild West Festival Western Art Show, Banning CA - won Best of Show Award; San Dimas Festival of Art 40th Annual Art Exhibition, San Dimas, CA; The 26th Annual Cattlemen’s Western Art Show, Paso Robles, CA; The 36th Annual Cheyenne Wyoming Western Spirit Art Show at the Old West Museum; American Miniatures Art Show at the Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, AZ.