Robert Bateman – Life Sketches – Book


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Life Sketches is full of never-before-seen illustrations. It is an inspiring and elegant portrait of Robert Bateman’s life as an artist and of his belief that Nature is an infinite source. From one of Canada’s most beloved painters comes an intimate memoir of the artist at work.

World renowned artist Robert Bateman has brought the natural world to vivid life with his perspective. He is perhaps best known for his gorgeous depictions of birds in flight and in repose. These images stir in the viewer a deep appreciation of color, form and spirit.

Life Sketches is a journey in words and images that allows fans full access into his creative process. Bitten by wanderlust, Robert Bateman traveled the world and documented his real life experiences in journals, sketches, and paintings. In Life Sketches, he recounts the evolution of his style from abstraction to realism over many decades. And through it all, Robert Bateman shows how his keen sensibilities extend beyond art. A passion for conservation and relentless advocacy for the natural world that underpins an incredible artistic legacy.

Join Robert Bateman on this personal guided tour through his life and art.

Robert Bateman Bio

Robert Bateman has been called the most famous living artist. He continues to paint and tour the world to promote conservation and preservation of nature. We have represented Robert Bateman for decades and are now the sole publisher and distributor of his reproductions. We are so honored to work with him and witness his success. He has made such a massive contribution to the art world and the natural world. He is an artist and educator of the earth’s most important resources.

Nature as a subject is becoming more and more popular as our environment is in peril. What better subject is there than the beautiful creatures we share this world with? Robert Bateman’s appreciation and understanding of nature are apparent in his paintings. He is able to paint flora and fauna the way your eye would perceive it in real life. The animal takes full attention. The background becomes muted, and therefore it doesn’t take too much focus away from the subject. His paintings seem effortless and masterful all at once.

Bateman’s eye for composition is unparalleled. Each painting is a composed like a symphony, leading the eye to wander. From the backyards of North America to the sprawling plains of Africa. Robert Bateman captures nature the way it should be enjoyed. Above all he is a champion of wildlife. For this reason he has become a household name for art collectors.