Everglades – 23 1/2″ x 30 1/4″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Print
“The Everglades is a vast body of water which lies at or just below the surface of the ground. Much of the southern part of Florida feeds this slow-moving seepage. The warm climate and abundance of sun and moisture make the Everglades one of the richest natural areas of the world. It teems with a multitude of life forms, from giant alligators through deer to small amphibians and fish. The most exciting and obvious to all, however, is the bird life; there are many species of herons, egrets and exotic spoonbills and waterfowl. Unfortunately, the entire ecosystem is threatened by increasing human population in southern Florida and its accompanying development for which millions of gallons of water are pumped out of the ground. This lowers the water table thus changing the plant life and destroying the ecological balance of this truly world-class natural area. In this painting, which depicts an early morning, I have tried to capture the lush serenity and the sense of harmonious abundance of the Everglades. For those who care to check them off, the bird list is: common egret, snowy egret, tri-colored heron, blue-winged teal, common gallinule, coot, pied-billed grebe and wood stork.” – 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.