River Otter


River Otter by Robert Bateman


River Otter – 15 x 38; Original Lithograph; Edition 290; $1595.00 U.S.

“I am fortunate enough to see otters like this proud fellow almost daily, scouting along the edge
of the cliff at the water’s edge in front of our island home, pausing now and then to sniff the air
with all the confidence of the lord of the estate.One of the reasons that I enjoy original printmaking
is the broad range of tone and texture the process allows. I am often reminded of the old masters,
particularly the rich and luminous etchings of Rembrandt. The big, dark shape slicing across
River Otter echoes the abrupt movement of otters themselves – a kind of a sleek and
rhythmic whip crack.”
Robert Bateman


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.