Barn Owl In The Churchyard


Barn Owl In The Churchyard by Robert Bateman


Barn Owl in the Churchyard – 19 x 24; Renaissance Edition Giclee; 180; $695.00 U.S.

“Throughout my life, the few times that I have seen a barn owl it has had an almost spiritual, unexpected quality. In each case, I have been prowling quietly in or near old buildings. Feeling a bit like an intruder, I have been startled by the silent flapping of the barn owl’s wings.”

Perhaps because of my mood or perhaps because of the surprising paleness of the bird and fleeting glimpse, the thought of a ghost would come to mind. Although I did not see this exact view of the owl through the church door, I did see him in the vicinity several times. And I did have that awesome feeling as I crept alone through the ancient church.” – 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.