Evening Snowfall – American Elk
(Museum Edition – 28″ x 48″ – 99 S/N and 33 AP – $1195 U.S.)
(Renaissance Edition – 22″ x 40″ – 180 S/N and 40 AP – $950 U.S.)
“As night approaches, a gentle fall of snow drifts down in the aspen grove. It slowly coats the back of the big bull elk as he watches part of his herd move down the slope to a sheltered resting place. With the frenzy of the autumn rutting competition over, he can relax control of his harem. The American elk, or wapiti, is, next to the moose, the largest of the North American deer. A bull can weigh in the neighbourhood of one thousand pounds with antlers up to six feet long. In winter, the herds join in groups of up to one hundred in the more protected mountain valleys. In early times, the elk ranged over much of central North America. Due to hunting pressure it is now found in isolated pockets of unexploited habitats, mainly in the West. The European red deer is another race of this species found in places like the Scottish Highlands or the Black Forest of Germany. It is more reddish-brown and slighter in build than its American cousin.”
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.