Fallen Willow – Snowy Owl – 20 1/2″ x 33 1/2″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Print
“Willows grow in places which provide excitement to the naturalist. I grew up on a ravine which was dominated by giant willows. They formed a great, green canopy in summer and a twisted, superstructure in winter Since they form cover and shelter in damp areas they provide a good place for birds in any season. They grow so fast that they seem older than they are, and sometimes the weight of an oblique branch brings it crashing down, splitting the tree but not killing it. With the willow’s irrepressible vitality the fallen branch will send up new branches resulting in a tree of great complexity.
The branch in this painting is part of a fallen willow by a frozen lake, where snowy owls are on the lookout for weakened waterfowl or meadow mice. The festoons of wild cucumber indicate last summer’s lush tangle, and the yellow twigs predict the rush of life of the approaching spring.” – Robert Bateman
Fallen Willow – Snowy Owl 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.