Painted Dogs by Robert Bateman
(15 x 36; Offset Paper; Edition Size 950; $245.00 U.S.)
(20 x 48; Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 180; $850.00 U.S.)
“Painted dog is the recent name for this remarkable animal that used to be called ‘wild dog’
or ‘Cape hunting dog’. I like the name because it describes the kind of random patch
pattern of their coats, which is similar to the coat of a “painted” pony or “pinto”.
In a way, it fits with their behavior and social structure, which is active and complex.
To watch them is to watch a lively society in action. Their playfulness covers an intense
competition for social position and also reinforces connectedness and communication
skills that make them the most dreaded hunters in Africa. That is, they are the most
dreaded by the prey species. The dogs are relentless in pursuit and use strategy based
on co-operation and relationships.
In the painting I have tried to echo the qualities of these dogs in the bouncy,
varied patterns of the palms.”
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.