High Kingdom – Snow Leopard
(34 x 48; Renaissance Ed. Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 70; $1695.00 U.S.) (28 x 40; Renaissance Ed. Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 225; $1295.00 U.S.)
“Of all the big cats, the snow leopard is perhaps the most endangered species.
Although it lives in one of the wildest and least accessible parts of the world,
the Himalayas, it is very vulnerable. If the tropics are the richest in life
forms, the poles and the mountaintops are the most sterile. Vegetation is sparse,
plant eaters are scarce, and therefore, the predators will be few and their
breeding potential low.
Also, as in most parts of the planet, man is increasing and attempting to expand
his agricultural boundaries. This means his flocks supplant the wild goat and deer
that the leopard feeds on. The leopard naturally turns to domestic animals and
gets killed by the herdsman. Trophy hunters also shoot him for his rare and luxurious pelt.
The snow leopard is large with thick, gray fur and an exceedingly long and heavy
tail. The tail serves to balance as he leaps from rock to rock and also acts as
a warm muff. The face is different from all other cats, being very wide between
the eyes with a prominent forehead. They like to sit high in the mountains with
a commanding view watching for food that is decreasing and watching for
enemies which, sadly, are increasing. The species really need the help
of those who care.”
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.