The artist and naturalist Robert Bateman discusses his new book Bateman: New Works (Greystone, 2010), his art, and more, with Joseph Planta.
|Bateman: New Works by Robert Bateman. (Greystone, 2010)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
In Vancouver, I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
Robert Bateman joins me now. He is a world renowned wildlife artist and conservationist. He has just published a new book, a collection of some riveting and mesmerising art depicting mammals, birds and other wildlife in North America. There are over one hundred full colour reproductions, and though I don’t have an eye for art, even I know there are magnificent pieces here. There are short essays as well in this book, and a marvellous view onto Mr. Bateman’s views on environmentalism, education, art, the wilderness and more. The book is called Bateman: New Works, and it’s also a gorgeous book in its design. Greystone is its publisher. Robert Bateman is On the Line from Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, where he lives and paints. He’s an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a member of the Order of British Columbia, and the many other accolades bestowed on this man are legion, and would take several minutes list. His website is at www.robertbateman.ca, and there’s another website, with his writing: www.batemanideas.com. I am pleased to welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Robert Bateman; Good morning, Mr. Bateman.