Blanche Batson was born in Roseland, Mississippi, and grew up in Magnolia. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern Louisiana College and a Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee. She went on to obtain a master of fine arts degree from Louisiana State University.
She taught art in the Pnchatoula public school system and also textile design in Hammond, LA, until 1961. In 1961, she became the vice president of an architecture firm. She taught at Southeastern Louisiana University from 1968 to 1976. In 1976, she moved to Jackson, Mississippi.
She had a background in decorative arts, architecture and printmaking, most recently concentrated on prints, embossings and cast paper-pulp pieces. Batson began making paper art when she was 40. She made her own paper which she sculpted into artworks.
She was married to Blair Batson in 1976. They had three children. Blanche Batson died in 2001.