Pair of Skimmers

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Pair of Skimmers – 10.875″ x 22.625″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Prints

“A streamlined squadron of graceful black and white birds dips to the surface of the water. Spectacular vermilion bills partially open and touch the water. With amazing precision, the birds cruise with the lower mandible just millimeters below the surface. Any luckless little fish or shrimp which touch the bill will be quickly snapped up. This is the method of feeding for a remarkable bird which is found in America, Africa and India.

Skimmers nest in colonies on sand spits near their feeding grounds. The sand is tossed out in a radiating pattern to make a shallow depression for the eggs. I wanted to show the elegance and grace of the bird in this painting, but at the same time, to indicate and almost exotic richness to the scene.” – 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.