Our Green Interview with Robert Bateman has just been posted – more than an hour of reflection on art, education, wildlife, the shaping of consciousness in young people, and appreciation for the natural world. Bateman is among the world’s foremost interpreters of nature through the medium of visual art – and, because of his many books and his controversial decision to allow his work to be inexpensively reproduced, one of the world’s best-known and most-loved nature artists. His work is elegant, compelling and dramatic, and it brims with frozen narrative.
Bateman was 80 at the time of the interview, in August 2010, but he looked and acted and thought like a man several decades younger. We talked in his studio in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. To listen in on the conversation – and learn more about Bateman’s life and art – click here.