Navigating the Rapids – Black Bear – 21 5/8 x 32 1/2, 500 A/P’s, $325.00 U.S. suggested retail
“All water in nature is a gift. It is, of course, a gift for life. The first question about life in
the universe is, ” Is there water?” If not, forget about life. But in all forms, it is a gift for
the eyes…raging seas, still ponds, towering clouds, stately icebergs and even raindrops
in a puddle. Waterfront property is at a premium , and waterfalls are a tourist attraction.
One of my favorite forms of water is rapids. This is where geology meets moving water.
They are a treat for the ears as well as the eyes.
The patterns are predictable and ever-changing in minor ways.
One of my most memorable experiences with rapids was one particular destination where
one can most readily see the spirit bear, or Kermode bear, which is a white form of the
black bear. We had great luck seeing a white bear looking for salmon in the rapids, but
we also saw a black bear navigating his way through them, also searching for migrating
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.