Mossy Branches Spotted Owl – 14 3/4″ x 18 1/2″ – 4500 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Prints
“I see the spotted owl as a kind of hapless symbol of what we have to do to preserve a huge and very important ecosystem – the North American temperate rain forests. We go around to international congresses, telling others to stop cutting down their rain forests, when we are, in fact, much closer to cutting down the last remaining old-growth rain forests on our own continent.
The spotted owl needs large tract of unbroken forest to survive. When these tracts are sliced up by logging operations, others predators come in. The
spotted owl cannot stand the competition and becomes extinct in that area.
I particularly like the mysterious and nocturnal owl. It is always a surprise to see an owl as it stays within thick cover. I also find the shape of it’s face, with it’s two eyes pointed forward, very appealing. Along with their secretive habits and appealing demeanor, another thing that appeals to me about owls is that inhabit our old-growth forests; they are the denizens of the remnants of our sacred spaces.” – 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.