Baltimore Oriole and Plum Blossoms – 10 x 13-3/8; Offset Paper; Edition Size 1250; $125 U.S.; 12 x 16; Giclee Canvas Edition Size 225; $495 U.S.
“I can’t explain it, but this is the first major Baltimore oriole I have painted since I did a little painting of birds in our backyard at the age of 14. Come to think of it, there are many colorful, well-known birds I have not painted. In the case of this oriole, it is about time. Its cheerful, flute-like chirps are one of my many joyous memories of a childhood in nature.
Upon hearing the bird, my eyes would usually go up to the branches of a tall, spreading elm. I would be looking for the deep, woven cup of a nest. Now the elms are virtually extinct due to Dutch elm disease, but the orioles are thankfully still doing fine.” – 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.