Alan Bateman - QUARTER MOON
Alan Bateman - ONCE AN ORCHARD
Alan Bateman - AUTUMN
Alan Bateman - RAVEN'S PERCH
Alan Bateman - NIGHT LILY
Alan Bateman - PUMPKIN BLOSSOM
Alan Bateman - SUMAC
Alan Bateman - MIRROR
Alan Bateman - RIVER AND FIELD
Alan Bateman - FROM THE FIELD
Alan Bateman - YOUNG WILLOWS
Alan Bateman - WATCHING RAIN
Alan Bateman - PASSING RAIN
ALAN BATEMAN - CANADIAN ARTIST
Alan Bateman
11/7/2009 - 11/28/2009
1PM TO 4PM
Alan Bateman will be in attendance
 

  
    ALAN BATEMAN - B i o g r a p h y
    

Alan Bateman is forging a reputation as one of Canada's finest realists. He comes from a rich artistic legacy, where painting was a natural pastime. He has inherited the artistic gifts of both his father, internationally known artist Robert Bateman and his mother, Suzanne Lewis, also a superb watercolourist, Alan Bateman was born in Nigeria in 1965, grew up in Burlington, Ontario and moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia at the age of eight with his mother, sister and brother. Summers were spent with his father in Ontario's Haliburton Highlands. He received formal training at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in the mid 1980's. Influenced by the work of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, Bateman's work also invokes prominent East Coast realist painters; Alex Coville, Tom Forestall and Christopher and Mary Pratt.
    Not surprisingly, for Bateman, life and work are intertwined in a natural process of discovery. He paints by observing familiar objects until they become part of him, and intuitive feeling that embodies his understanding of some place, some part of himself. "To paint, I have to live in a place for some time, so I can absorb my surroundings I'm not comfortable driving around the countryside looking for subjects. Nor am I sure how the evolution works it just happens while I'm doing things in my day-to-day life. Something worth painting will suddenly become apparent to me shadows of elm trees against the house, light on a wall, the colours on a hardwood floor. Time and place are as important to me as the central object." He now lives in a 200 year-old farmhouse near Canning, Nova Scotia with his wife, artist Holly Carr and their two children, finding inspiration in the surrounding rural terrain of the Annapolis Valley, in addition to his summers in Haliburton.
    
    Alan Bateman is a two-time recipient of The Elizabeth Greenshields Award. He's been very active with fourteen solo exhibitions and fourteen group exhibitions to his credit since 1987. He has exhibited extensively throughout Canada, including shows in Toronto, Halifax, Hamilton, Edmonton and Victoria. In the USA he has exhibited in Ohio, Oregon and Minnesota.
    Alan Bateman has been working with Thomas Beckett since 1988 and this exhibition will mark their 6th solo exhibition together. Please join us at the opening reception to celebrate the work of Alan Bateman.
    SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
    2009 Beckett Fine Art, Toronto, Ont, Solo Show
    
2006 Masters Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Group show Robert, Alan, and John Bateman
    2005 Beckett Fine Art Ltd., Toronto, Solo Show
    2003 Beckett Fine Art Ltd., Toronto, Solo Show
    2002 West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Solo Show
    2002 "Red" Argyle Gallery, Halifax, NS., Group Show
    2002 "Alpha Chalk" Argyle Gallery, Halifax, NS., Group Show
    2001 Beckett Fine Art Ltd., Toronto, Ont., Solo Show
    2000 West End Gallery, Victoria, B.C., Solo Show
    1999 Zwickers Gallery, Halifax, NS, Solo Show
    1998 West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Solo Show
    1997 Burlington Art Center, Burlington, Ont. Auction
    1997 McNaught Gallery, Hamilton, Ont., Solo Show
    1996 Burlington Art Center, Burlington, Ont., Auction
    1996 West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Solo Show
    1995 Burlington Art Center, Burlington, Ont. Auction
    1994 Gallery One, Mentor, Ohio, USA, Group Show
    1994 Stevenson's Gallery, Oregon, USA, Group Show
    1994 Burlington Art Center Auction, Burlington, Ont.
    1993 Gallery One, Mentor, Ohio, USA, Group Show
    1993 White Oaks Gallery MN, USA, Group Show
    1993 Burlington Art Center Ont., Auction
    1992 Beckett Gallery, Hamilton, Ont., Solo Show
    1992 Gallery One, Mentor, Ohio, USA, Group Show
    1992 White Oaks Gallery, MN, USA, Group Show
    1992 Burlington Art Center, Burlington, Ont., Auction
    1991 Burlington Art Center, Ont., Auction
    1991 Gallery One, Mentor, Ohio, USA, Group Show
    1991 White Oaks Gallery, MN, USA, Group Show
    1990 Beckett Gallery, Hamilton, Ont., Solo Show
    1990 Burlington Art Center, Burlington, Ont., Auction
    1989 Windborn, Saltspring Island, B.C., Auction
    1988 Beckett Gallery Hamilton, Ont., Group Show
    1988 Beckett Gallery Hamilton, Ont., Views of Canada, Group Show
    1987 Dartmouth Heritage Museum, Dartmouth, N.S., Solo Show