New Season American Robin – 15″ x 11″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Prints
“The harbinger of spring” is the label given to the robin. In my experience, horned larks, killdeers and red-winged blackbirds may come earlier, but the cheery warble of the robin stirs the heart with the rebirth of life. Male robins usually come back earlier and start to establish territories. Their lyrical song is really a cocky challenge to other males that “this is my turf; keep out!” Males have black heads contrasting with a gray back and rusty-orange breast. The female is generally paler and less contrast.
The old wagon wheel is a relic of pioneer days. One very seldom sees them lying around the fields or farmsteads any more. They have either rotted away or were made into decorative pieces for country homes. I like to imagine the 19th century craftsmen putting the wheel together. I also like the textures created by decades of weathering; like the lines on an old person’s face.
The robin is fresh and ready for a new season of raising young. The wagon wheel is very old, but when it was new, the ancestors of this robin came and sang their spring songs in the same way.” – 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.