I've been impressed with Batemans work for at least a dozen yrs. Wildlife and it's preservation is near and dear to my heart, so I guess I felt a kindred spirit in Bateman.
I'm not sure if his art influenced my own, since I only discovered that I could actually draw at all about 3 yrs ago and have loved his work for a very very long time.
Recreating wildlife on canvas I think, has helped me to see them so much more clearly, as I strive to feel what the animal is feeling, for I must be in touch with my spirit in order to paint from my heart.
Only then, can I perform, so to speak, to my own satisfaction.
So, I guess Bateman's work must inspire me to a certain extent, because I do get an awesome sense of love, which is what I need to recreate the wonders of the animal kingdom.
I still have to wonder though. Why is it that I'm inspired artisticly now, if I've always love his art?
Does anyone know someone who only discovered they had artistic talent late in life?
Honestly, I really couldn't draw a thing.
I just had a feeling one day to try and draw some Canada geese, and tried copying a sketch from one of Batemans books.
My life has never been the same since and I mean that in a very good way.
I'd really like to hear about them and how they realized their gift.
Is it providence at work here? Hormones or what?
Thanks for indulging me,
Irene Clark, with a heart for art.
Heart to H-ART - Irene Clark
If you're interested in his ideas,
This is Robt. Batemans official website.
[This message has been edited by irene clark (edited 11-24-99).]