Robert Bateman2013 Artist
2013 Artwork Coming Soon
About the Artist
Robert Bateman's realistic painting style, featuring wildlife in its habitat, encourages the viewer to examine the natural world. One of Canada's best-known artists, he is spokesman for many environmental and preservation issues, using his art to raise millions of dollars for these causes. He has been the subject of numerous books and films; his honors and awards include ten honorary doctorates and Officer of the Order of Canada.
What artist inspires you? Why?
Andrew Wyeth, Bruno Llijefors, and Vermeer because they capture reality.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
Going through my life experiences with other artists, including abstract artists, as part of my psyche.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
Within a ten-minute walk of our home on Salt Spring Island.