Saturday, December 11, 2010

Famous wildlife Painter Robert Bateman Signs Critter

Above famous wildlife painter Robert Bateman and author Angela Ackerman.

When I was in high school I wanted to be a wildlife artists. Every other week, my friend and I used to grab our sketchbooks and take the train down to Fordham Rd to draw the animals in the Bronx Zoo. The portfolio I created to get into the School of Visual Arts was composed entirely of animal sketches, drawings and paintings.

It all started when I was a kid. My grandmother used to get me a subscription to Ranger Rick® Magazine every year for Christmas. Then she switched me over to National Wildlife® Magazine when I was a teen. It was in National Wildlife® Magazine that I saw works by famous wildlife painter Robert Bateman.

So you can imagine how cool it is for me to have Robert Bateman sign a piece of my art! This was all part of Critterpalooza.

Above is Critter with all the children's book authors and illustrators signatures and of course, famous wildlife painter Robert Bateman.

I thought I should return the favor so here is a "cow" by famous wildlife painter Robert Bateman. I signed it.


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