World renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman - Canadian Artist, Environmentalist and Naturalist extended a personal invitation to Kelly Dodge to attend a 5 day master artist seminar he was giving on Cortes Island, B.C. A fascinating instructor, Robert shared everything he possibly could with his students. His seminar was a mixture of life stories, art history, environmental opinions, humor and tips on techniques. He also included an opportunity for all to submit a work on cd for what he refers to as a gentle critique. His passion for the environment and love for all forms of art were evident not to mention contagious, leaving all who participated inspired and eager to raise the bar on their own skills.