Among the Leaves – Cottontail by Robert Bateman. A little Cottontail rabbit is seen hiding among the dry fall leaves. So still you almost missed him. So soft and inviting you want to cuddle him in your arms.
Robert Bateman was always intrigued by art even as a small child, but he never had any plans of making a living off of it. Growing up in Canada Bateman made his name on capturing the wildlife and landscapes of the local area. His paintings have been cherished for many years and will be enjoyed for years to come.
It is in honor of his contribution to art and conservation that both a public school and a secondary school in Canada have been named after him. With a degree in geography from the University of Toronto, Bateman taught high school for 20 years, including two years in Nigeria. He traveled around the world in a Land Rover in 1957/58, increasing his appreciation of cultural and natural heritage. Since leaving teaching in 1976 to paint full time, he has traveled widely with his wife, Birgit, to many remote natural areas.
Enjoy Among the Leaves – Cottontail on your wall for many years to come.
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