Loon Gathering at Big East by Robert Bateman
(16 x 32; Offset Paper; Edition Size 950; $225.00 U.S.) (20 x 40; Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 180; $900.00 U.S.) (30 x 60; Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 99; $1600.00 U.S.)
“From my childhood, my joy was to explore the lakes in the Canadian northland.
The spirit of those lakes was, and still is, the common loon. They sometimes
assemble in quite large numbers before their southward flight. To millions of people,
loons symbolize the clean, remote wilderness.
It is partly the familiar sight of the elegant silhouette, but mainly the haunting
cry. Now, of course, lakes like this one are threatened by acid rain, the fish
population is declining as the acidity rises. In time, there will be no food for
the loons, and our lake will be dead. Let us hope that powerful forces will
come to the rescue in time.”
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.