On the Garden Wall – 11″ x 7 1/4″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Print
“Although my favorite kind of country is wilderness which has been virtually untouched by man, I do enjoy our human heritage, particularly where the works of man and nature mingle in a mellow sort of way. I am not a gardener, but I do enjoy gardens, especially old, traditional ones. I even find weeds intriguing. They indicate nature’s attempt to recapture the land that man has taken from her. It is also rather interesting to find domestic plants that have “escaped” and are setting off on their own.
This old garden wall has been colonized by native lichens which gradually develop over the decades. More recently an “escaped” nasturtium has taken over the wall in a more flamboyant way. This is a plant that brings back many happy memories for me of summers in the country and the flower gardens of farmers’ wives. With it go the sounds of cows and barn swallows and the smell of fresh milk and new-mown hay.
The Chaffinch is one of the commonest garden birds, filling a similar ecological niche to North America’s chipping sparrow. I enjoy the soft gray and peachy buff which harmonize with the sharp black, white and yellow of the plumage.” – 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.