Alaskan Autumn – 18-1/2 x 32-1/2; Offset Paper; Edition Size 950
“In the North American context Alaska is the greatest place for big, wild mammals. Denali Park puts on a spectacular show of moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves and, of course, grizzly bears. In the autumn, the animals are at the peak of condition. Antlers are fully grown and ready for rutting. Winter coats are thick and shiny.
This alone would make this destination worth an autumn visit but the glory of fall colours creates landscape vistas that dazzle the eye even without the view of wildlife. If I add the grandest mountain ranges on the continent it will seem almost too much beauty to digest. So more often than not, I tore my eyes away from the snowy peaks to the tapestry of colours carpeting the sweeping hills and valleys. Every imaginable shade of red, purple, orange and yellow was here and there relieved by cool, quiet grays of an infinite variety of hues. Nature seems to paint these patterns in rhythmic patches, which are due to microclimate and soil conditions, but nonetheless delight the eye.
When I saw this grizzly mother and cub coming down a distant slope, I kept my fingers crossed that they would come closer and head up a particularly gorgeous slope. To my amazement, they did. Of course, they did not walk through the very best part, but as an artist, I can move them and plant patterns to suit my artistic urges. And that is what I did”.
– Robert Bateman
Robert Bateman has been called the most famous living artist. He continues to paint and tour the world to promote conservation and preservation of nature. We have represented Robert Bateman for decades and are now the sole publisher and distributor of his reproductions. We are so honored to work with him and witness his success. He has made such a massive contribution to the art world and the natural world as an artist and educator of the earth’s most important resources.
Nature as a subject is becoming more and more popular as our environment is in peril. What better subject is there than the beautiful creatures we share this world with? Robert Bateman’s appreciation and understanding of nature are apparent in his paintings. He is able to paint flora and fauna the way your eye would perceive it in real life. It is important that the animal takes full attention. The background becomes muted, and therefore it doesn’t take too much focus away from the subject. His paintings seem effortless and masterful all at once.
Bateman’s eye for composition is unparalleled. Each painting is a composed like a symphony, leading the eye to wander. From the backyards of North America to the sprawling plains of Africa. Robert Bateman captures nature the way it should be enjoyed. Above all he is a champion of wildlife. For this reason he has become a household name for art collectors.