Bateman delivers the art of war

Canadian artist Robert Bateman addresses full house at Rest Haven Lodge Foundation fundraiser.

Artist Robert Bateman was the featured speaker at the Rest Haven Foundation fundraiser Feb. 26 at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney.

SIDNEY — Canadian wildlife artist and Saltspring Island resident Robert Bateman spoke to a full house at the Mary Winspear Centre on Feb. 26. It was a fundraiser for the Rest Haven Foundation.

Bateman, outspoken on the need for nature in people’s lives, also addressed terrorism, the use of fear as a control mechanism and war and their impact on the psyche of young people at home and abroad.