Chaps – Western Bluebird

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Chaps – Western Bluebird – 14″ x 19 1/2″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Print

“The wrangler guide rides into the clearing at the end of another day with a pack horse train. He removes his well worn chaps and other gear. Laying tack on the ground is not proper. He could hang it on the posts of the corral, but this moose antler is handier.

He picked the antler up on the trail, many years ago, and hammered a spike through it to attach it to a porch beam on his cabin. protected from the nibblings of mice that eventually demolish all shed antlers. This rodent craving for calcium is the reason why old antlers are seldom seen.

His cabin is in a remote valley, rarely visited. Perhaps this is why the Western bluebird feels comfortable enough to hide its nest somewhere within the vicinity.” – 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.