Tony's complete biography, and extensive list of solo and group exhibitions, awards and commissions can be found on his website, https://anthonybatten.com/
A visual artist who has exhibited his drawings and paintings on four continents, Tony is possibly best known for his work which focuses on the man-made elements of our environment. His mastery of shading and texture within the interplay of light and dark makes his work immediately identifiable.
These paintings with which the viewing public can easily connect are often of familiar streetscapes and beloved landmarks but have a unique sense of colour and life. His streetscapes of his adopted home-town, Toronto, have been widely exhibited and are to be found in many civic and corporate collections.
1992 Recipient of the 125th Anniversary of Confederation Medal
1996 Tony was the recipient of the 1996 A. J. Casson Award for outstanding achievement in watercolour painting
2001 Government of Canada Diploma, United Nations General Assembly International Year of The Volunteer
2002 Recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal
2002 Recipient of the C.S.P.W.C.’s Julius Griffith Award for outstanding contributions to the Arts
2006 Corporation of the City of Toronto Purchase Award
2007 Commission for the Avril Lavigne Promotional Video – MTV
2007 Elected Life Member of the C.S.P.W.C.
2009 Jarvis Sloan Award for Watercolour
2009 The Society of Canadian Artists, A. Stevens Award for Acrylics
2011 CSPWC‘S Presidents’ Award
2012 The Louis W. MacEachern Award, SCA elected members exhibition, Halifax Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2012 Recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (for volunteerism in the arts)