Old Ford Tiger – 24 x 36 – Giclee Canvas – 180 edition – $995.00 U.S.
“India is one of the most wonderful countries in the world. It is a feast for the eye and the mind for anyone interested in nature or culture. It abounds in birds and other wildlife and of course has civilizations going back for many centuries.
The tiger is the symbolic mammal of wild India. Other tiger populations in Asia are extinct or near extinction. Although tigers in India are declining at a rapid rate due to habitat loss and poaching, India is the best place in the world to see them in the wild. Most tourists who try to see tigers in the wild either don’t succeed or maybe see one or two. On a birding/tiger trip in 2001, however, my wife Birgit and I had great luck. We saw 15 tigers in four different national parks. The most spectacular piece of luck was to find a mother tiger and two large cubs resting near a wall of an ancient fort.
This was in Ranthambore Park, a vast wild area which has been visited by tourists since the days of the British Raj. Therefore the animals paid us no heed. When we returned to the spot a few hours later after doing some birding, one of the cubs had climbed to the top of the wall and was sound asleep. This was the perfect picture of feline confidence and relaxation.” – Robert Bateman
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.