Chickadee and Rosehips – 7 x 5; Offset Paper; Edition Size 1500; $70.00 U.S.
“If bird lovers had to pick a favorite garden bird, surely the chickadee would be
high on the list. Although not spectacular, they seem to be lively balls of joy,
especially around a winter bird feeder. Friendliness is a word that seems to
apply. I remember one winter’s day when I was a boy watching with
astonishment a man standing in a park holding out his hand with one
sunflower seed at a time and chickadees coming to pluck them from his
fingers. When I returned home, I tried it on our back porch with a bit of
fruit cake. I saw a chickadee in a nearby bush. I made a squeaking
sound, and instantly I was delighted to feel the delicate cool feet on
my fingers and the little beak snatching my offering.
Those were black-capped chickadees which live all across North America from
the Appalachains to Alaska. In our western back yeard they are replaced
by the chestnut-backed chickadee. As far as I can tell, they are close
cousins except for the color. Of course, rosehips are found everywhere
across North America as well, so you might very well be
rewarded with this combination.”
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.