In the Field – Mare and Foal
(24″ x 36″, Giclee Canvas, $895.00 U.S., 180 S/N and 40 AP)
(20″ X 30″, Paper Print, $175.00 U.S., 950 S/N and 76 AP)
“This mare and foal fell into my lap, so to speak. I should say that they fell into my mental idea box. Since I was a boy I have moved through my world with my eyes open for ideas. I couldn’t begin to count the millions of possible painting ideas I have seen and never painted. A select few, however, are extra special and somehow “make the cut”. This scene was in Spain, in a beautiful and remote underdeveloped area called Extremadura. Usually great ideas take me by surprise. We were driving on a narrow, twisty road looking for rare birds. As we drove past this pair I did a double take and my brain said “whoaaa”. We backed up and I took a couple of photos. The black against white and the dappled sun and shade were too good to pass up. The tress is an oak and so the scene could be anywhere in the temperate zone that has rough, stony country. Of course a simple copying of a photo is not what I do. Art begins where nature ends. I completely invented the background. The actual landscape was far too jumpy and confusing. I also had to build my own stone wall since the disorganized jumble of rocks in the real scene distracted from the horses.” – Robert Bateman
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.