Golden Light Blacktailed Fawn – 17-3/4 x 27; Offset Paper; Edition Size 950; $195.00 U.S.
“We live in a special part of Canada. The Southwest part of British Columbia contains
little patches of Mediterranean climate-cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Our
island has different micro-climates on different sides of a hill. The northeast has mossy,
coniferous forest like southern Alaska and southwest slopes have dry Garry oak parkland
with Douglas fir, like parts of California.
We, in N. America, have always has wasteful logging practices. Modern industrial logging
is most atricious, but our pioneer forefathers also cut trees and did not bother to make
use of them. I have a number of footpaths which take me through various habitats
and ecosystems around our home. One of my favorites is the Garry oak open
woodland. It has lovely, intimate vistas of meadows and flowers, rock outcrop and
groves of trees. Here and there along my route I encounter the old fallen Douglas fir
logs which were cut and left. My imagination takes flight on the reason for the cutting
and leaving of that particular tree over half a century ago.
Due to the lack of predators, the population of coastal black-tailed deer ( a subspecies
of mule deer) is very high. Although deer sightings are commonplace, they always give
our hearts a little lilt of joy. This is particularly true when they are bathed in
beautiful ” back light” , my favorite kind of lighting.”
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.