Misty Coast Gulls – 18″ x 24 1/4″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Prints
“The edge of the sea takes many forms. Sand beaches have long, rolling waves, sandpipers, fiddler crabs and clams. Older beaches are almost bereft of life. “My favorite coastline is the low, rocky shore. The solid outcrop provides a sturdy home and foothold for the richest of marine environments. The changing tides alternately cover and expose the inhabitants of this zone. There is abundant oxygen and light, but the pounding surf brings special problems for the plants and animals which cling to the rocks.
“When the tide is in, the fish move into this zone for a feast. When the tide is out, birds flock to the same territory to feed. But the conditions are so ideal for life that it is a constantly renewed banquet. These glaucous-winged gulls are standing amid bladderwrack seaweed, barnacles, limpets and other mollusks. Although these are foods for other creatures, they are not part of the gulls’ diet. The gulls are waiting for stranded fish, crabs or shrimp to appear in this ever-changing cafeteria of the sea.” – Robert Bateman
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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.