as a young man, Batsell roamed farm and ranchlands enjoying expansive views of picturesque horizons.
He traveled extensively throughout the United States. His many observations of nature and mankind created in him a need to openly express his joy of being alive. His fine eye for detail, color and dimension captures for the viewer the essence of beauty he saw in the world.
Batsell’s body of work includes:
- Farm/ranch, forest and western landscapes
- Architectural renderings
- Custom oil renderings of Private Estates
- American History scenes
- California Missions
Batsell’s early career as carpenter/architect/designer/builder, gave him great appreciation for California Missions subject matter. While some of his mission scenes can be called “portraits” of specific structures – or at least include details identifying a given mission – he does not limit himself to producing exact likenesses of complete buildings. Some of his most interesting works focus on details, such as archways and alcoves, which might be at any mission. Batsell toured and researched the California Missions and has, in some works, attempted to re-create the original scene/landscape of early California Mission days.
Mr. Moore lived and worked in four regions of the country, from Tennessee, southwest to California and studied under such well-known artist and teachers as: Will Kendrick, Waco, Texas; Frederick Myzon, Baylor University; Miron Cook, Watkins Institute, Nashville, Tennessee and Jack Jordan, San Diego, California.
One-man shows of his work have been held at such galleries as: The Parthenon & Genesco World Headquarters, Nashville, Tennessee; Moncrest, Chattanooga; East County Performing Arts Center, El Cajon, California, as well as other shows throughout Tennessee, Texas and Southern California.