Cape May Warbler and Balsam

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Cape May Warbler and Balsam – 12 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Print

“The Cape May warbler is one of the many species of migrants which winters in the tropics and breeds in the northern forests. In recent years, their numbers have been rapidly declining. There are many reasons for this, but two obvious ones are the cutting of forests and the spraying of pesticides. In this painting, I have shown the tip of a balsam fir with its rich bounty of cones. I enjoy their soft, purplish bloom in contrast with the warbler. Let us hope that nature and common sense will prevail, and the warblers will not only survive but multiply back to their former populations.” – Robert Bateman

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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.