Path of the Panther

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Path of the Panther – 20 1/2″ x 31″ – 1950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Prints

“Although the title Path of the Panther refers to the immediate trail the cougar in my painting will follow, there is another much wider meaning as well. The cougar or panther or puma is found from the southern tip of South America all the way up through Central America, the United States and the Canadian west. This setting is in Belize – an small English speaking Central American country on the Gulf of Mexico near Guatemala. My cougar is stalking along a cliff is beside a beautiful mountain stream and waterfall which our family has visited several times. We were not lucky enough to see a cougar there but they live in the area. I particularly l like the way the roots of the strangler fig and the shadows of the tropical plants sprawl across the rock face.

The wider meaning of Path of the Panther is embodied in the Spanish translation “Paseo Pantera”. This is a phrase coined by Wildlife Conservation International for an excellent project. The proposal envisions a contiguous chain of wild areas on both public and private lands so that a panther or cougar could walk from Panama to the U.S. border without leaving wilderness. The more we learn about nature, the more we realize that the only way to protect genetic biodiversity is to have large tracts of habitat and corridors so that mixing and movement can take place. Most of the Central American countries are in agreement with the idea. Belize is doing an excellent job protecting wilderness. Can you imagine the impact of a Path of the Panther from Tierra del Fuego to British Columbia? The panther is a flagship species. If its “pathway” can be protected, it will be a blessing for all the plants and animals and humans in the future”.– 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.