Competition Winner

1988 Pintails in Spring


There is an aesthetic power behind the work of Canadian artist Robert Bateman. He has a remarkable insight into the natural world which he expresses with extraordinary ability. His vision, imagination and clarity allows us a rare view of a world that is so often beyond our common range of sight.

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“I have shown two drakes in this springtime scene. The effect of light on form has always been a great interest of mine. The artistic challenge I set for myself in this painting was to show the importance of minor changes in the angle of light. Therefore a few degrees of difference in the angle of the head produced a great difference in the amount of light.” – Robert Bateman