Christopher Bateman was born in Burlington, Ontario in 1976; his family moved to Salt Spring Island, BC in 1985 and he has divided his time between Victoria, BC and the Island ever since. He has been drawing seriously for ten years and is currently studying geography and environmental studies at the University of Victoria. The cover illustration of Return of the Osprey [1999] is a collaboration between Christopher and his father, Robert Bateman. [Harbour Publishing, 2002]