Peregrine Falcon and White-Throated Swifts

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Peregrine Falcon and White-Throated Swifts by Robert Bateman

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Peregrine Falcon and White-Throated Swifts – 26 1/2″ x 20″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Prints

“In this painting, I wanted to convey a plummeting, unstable feeling. I deliberately made one of the peregrine’s wings almost touch the frame so that the line of the frame adds force to the hawk’s dive. The misty trees and little cloud at the bottom also hold things in without destroying the dynamic momentum of the painting. Snow can be used in paintings to reveal shape and structure, whether on the back of an elk or in the declivities and clearings of a mountainside. In Peregrine Falcon & White-throated Swifts, the picture is structured to have thrust and force and motion and the snow fields are created to add that thrust.” – 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.