Reclining Ocelot – 15 x 26; Offset Paper; Edition Size 950; $225.00 U.S.
“The ocelot is perhaps the most elegant of the small cats. In fact, a large ocelot is not all that small
since they retail a length of over 3 feet. Some would say that they are the most elegant of all cats
because of the long neck, slender body and softly shaded, rectangular markings. The face is also
particularly appealing with the large, alert eyes, short muzzle and pink nose.
Ocelots are found in a variety of habitats from Texas through Central America to northern South
America. They can swim and, of course, are excellent tree climbers.Where they are not threatened,
they are as active by day as by night. I have shown this ocelot relaxed and watchful. The ocelot in
this print is relaxed and watchful. The painting is in the soft mood of a shaded tropical siesta.”
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.