Coyote in Winter Sage by Robert Bateman
(27 x 40; Renaissance Edition Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 250; $1715.00 U.S.) (46 x 68; Renaissance Edition Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 99; $2750.00 U.S.)
“The coyote, or brush wolf, is our North American wild dog. Unlike the wolf, he seems to understand the ways of man and attempts to benefit from his presence. Although commonly thought of as howling at the moon in cowboy country, he may be found in rugged mountains, apparently barren deserts, swamps or woodland. He may be found near large, urban centers, eating a varied diet from mice to insects to garbage.
Although in demeanor he can be fidgety and sulking, I have chosen to give him a noble pose. I do not believe in the discrimination against certain animals. I like to treat them all with respect. We may have to compete with them and even kill them on certain occasions, but that does not mean that we should look down on them.
He is standing on an old glacial gravel ridge, among winter sagebrush. I enjoyed the
austere colors and rich textures and forms.
In this painting I have placed some evidence of man’s endless capacity to litter the natural world. The coyote lives in country where trail bikes and snowmobiles provide “recreation” which is often heedless of the sanctity of nature.”
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.