Dark Gyrfalcon – 25 3/4″ x 17 1/4″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Print
“The gyrfalcon comes in three color phases — dark, gray or white. It is the king of the falcons and is much sought after by the falconers of the world, especially the nobility of the Arabian peninsula. The huge sums of money which are paid for the living birds or even the eggs, create an impossible pressure on the wild population. In North America they are, or course, totally protected by law, but enforcement is not always successful.
“I did this painting for an endangered species show. I wanted to indicate a lonely feeling, thus I have the bird looking a bit wistful at the bottom of a large misty space. The color scheme is restrained and bleak. The white edge to the wing is echoed in the vein of quartz in the rock.”
– Robert Bateman
Dark Gyrfalcon is available
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.