At the Cliff- Bobcat – 21-3/4 x 29-3/4; Offset Paper; Edition Size 3500; $325.00 U.S.
“Safely stationed in an imposing rock crevice, the bobcat keeps watch over its territory. Relying primarily on its sense of sight and hearing to pinpoint potential prey, the bobcat has chosen a sylvan spot on this mossy platform. A solitary animal, except during mating season, this rather small wild cat is quite aggressive, sometimes taking prey as large as deer. The bobcat is also highly adaptable, illustrated by its extensive North American range, and exploits a gamut of climates and terrains, including swamplands, forests, deserts and mountainous regions. At the Cliff is a painting that celebrates the diversity of texture: rock, lichen, moss, fern, ice, snow and, of course, fur, which, in itself, displays a variety of mottling and coloring. Aside from the variety of elements and surfaces that excite both the visual and tactile senses, I was particularly attracted by the sculptural qualities in this cliff face and by the interplay of triangular shapes I found there. At center, I placed the looming inverted rock wedge and carried the triangular theme throughout the elements of the painting; to this end, with its ruffs of fur extending downward from its ears to its jowls, the anatomy of the bobcat was obliging.”
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.