OIL PAINTING DEMONSTRATION
was born and raised in
where she began painting as a child. Her parents gave her a small box of
watercolors and some crayons when she was 5 years of age. She received a
degree from the University of Mainz in Interpretation and Translation in
French and English in 1959.
That same year Batman-Koplin immigrated to the United States but found
French and English translators in little demand. She supported herself as a
bank teller while continuing to paint. By 1970 she was working and studying
in the art departments of
(Orange County) and California State University, Long Beach. Later she took
additional classes in impressionist manner painting, life drawing and design
with such noted Southern California artists as Hal Reed, Joseph Mendez,
Mildred Walker, Kanya Bugreeff and Ted Goerschner. She began participating
in juried shows.
As an accomplished painter, Batman-Koplin has received numerous Best in Show
and 1st Place Awards. Among her awards was the Palos Verdes Art Center,
Artist’s Open Group, Lake Arrowhead Art & Wine Festival, Fine Arts
Institute, Redlands and San Bernardino Valley National Orange Show, Citrus
Category. In 2000 she received a Winsor & Newton Award from the Redlands
Arts Association, Miniature Show.
Her work has been
purchased by many corporate and private collectors. Redlands Community
Hospital and the County of San Bernardino have included her work as part of
their permanent art collections. She was featured artist in the “County
Heritage Show” and her work was purchased and now hangs in the Cultural
Affairs Office in
In 1990 Batman-Koplin moved into her vacation home in Lake Arrowhead and
started exhibiting her work around the county. Since then she has been the
featured artist in several exhibitions.
In 1995 a one-person show was held in Lake Arrowhead at Gallery Rodeo.
Batman-Koplin was one of the exhibiting artists in “Art Alive” 1998, 1999
and 2000 at the Riverside Art Museum, at UCLA Fine Art & Dining in 2000, the
Arts Council of San Bernardino County, the Fine Arts Institute in Redlands
and the 31st annual national Palm Springs Desert Museum show in 2000.
Now she teaches impressionist manner oil painting at her private studio in
Lake Arrowhead and at Carolee’s in Cedar Glen. She previously was an
instructor at the Riverside Art Museum.
career Batman-Koplin has produced a variety of subject matter: in 1997 and
1998 she acquired a Story Teller sculpture, fell in love with the images of
the Native Americans and painted several canvasses. Also in her paintings
you will see the Louisiana swamps, Mammoth Lake, Aspen and many beautiful
scenes from the San Bernardino Mountains,
Big Bear, Lake
Arrowhead, Cedar Glen, the Children’s Forest, the Arboretum, Crestline, Blue
Jay and many more plein-air paintings.
ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF THE
Monthly Master Artist Demonstration featuring
The Magnolia Center 651 W. 15th Street
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2005
The public is welcome!
Donation of $3 is accepted for non-members.