Keith Batcheller, a native of Southern California, graduated with Honors from Art Center College of Design. Keith began his professional career in New York City as an illustrator. He has worked worldwide for many clients, creating paintings for advertising, books, magazines, design firms and corporations. He has also done movie posters for many of the Hollywood studios—including over 50 movie posters for Walt Disney Studios.
As a representative of the Society of Illustrators, Keith has traveled to many of the U.S. Air Force bases here and abroad and has done sixteen paintings for the United States Air Force Art Collection. Some of these paintings have been displayed in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Five of Keith’s paintings were chosen and are currently on a year long Exhibition in the Pentagon in Washington D.C.
In recent years, Keith has turned his efforts and talent exclusively to the sale of his original oils, limited edition prints and giclées. Keith has always had a keen interest in the history of the Old West and American Indians. He loves painting western subjects, wildlife, and landscapes that tell a story and convey a strong sense of emotion. Keith has been honored with many accolades and awards in his career; recently, he won the “Best of Show Award” at the Gillman Historic Ranch Western Art Show, and the Gold Medal for "Best Oil Painting" at the 37th Annual San Dimas Festival of Western Art.
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.