His wildlife artwork hangs in galleries and private residences around the globe, but fame was an unexpected event for Robert Bateman, the prolific Canadian artist and naturalist. Writer Bruce Obee visits Bateman in his home and studio on Saltspring Island in our Winter 2010 issue. In the article, the artist reflects on his work, the environment, and the fine art of turning 80. His gift to us? A selection of artwork he produced over his long career, which we present in this gallery. For more information about Robert Bateman, visit www.robertbateman.ca.