Peary Caribou – 15 x 22-3/4; Offset Paper; Edition Size 450; $155.00 U.S.
“The Peary caribou, the smallest of all caribou, occurs only in the Queen Charlotte Islands of Canada’s High Arctic.
It is the color of pale pewter, and the small herds of these compact little animals waft across the landscape
like ghosts. The northern archipelago is very barren with far more rock than tundra, and so even in open
country (and it’s all open country) the caribou blend perfectly with the background. Their population have
declined by some 90 % over the last 3 decades. In addition to living in one of the harshest environments
in the world, the species faces further pressures from hunting, non-renewable resource development and
contamination of the arctic ecosystem. To me, it is a sin against Creation to render extinct something that is
so unique and has taken so long to evolve. I realize that this is happening every day in the tropics, but
when there are so few species in the arctic , it seems even more unforgivable.”
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.