Observing Christmas by Robert Bateman
(24″ x 30″ Giclee Canvas Edition Size 180 S/N, $895 U.S. Sugg. Retail)
(21-1/2″ x 27″ Offset Paper Edition Size 950 S/N, $165 U.S. Sugg. Retail)
“Although our last two dogs were Labrador retrievers, our son Alan has a preference for
golden retrievers . Like the Labs, these goldens are wonderful family dogs. Alan and his family
live in Nova Scotia, coincidentally in the same area my mother’s ancestors came from.
We joined Alan’s family for a wonderful ‘ down home ‘ Christmas. Since they live in a 200-year-old
farmhouse and believe in the traditions and the trimmings, we had a wonderful time.
However, all good things must come to an end and when the festivities were over, the decorations
were taken down and the tree put out on the porch. River is the name of their golden. Of course,
he was always on the lookout for any wildlife that might be out there– birds or squirrels. He is
more interested in observing than catching. I, of course, was interested in trying to capture
the silky fur of his coat.”
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.