River Otters


River Otters by Robert Bateman


River Otters – 10 x 13-5/8; Original Lithograph (N.W.P.) $495.00 U.S.

The North American Wilderness Portfolio is a unique collaborative effort by six Mill Pond Press artists to portray the natural beauty of North America. The Portfolio  sparked by a mutual concern to preserve our pristine wilderness and its inhabitants. The idea behind the Portfolio is simple, and each piece has a common theme. Each approach is a unique artistic interpretation of the treasures of the North American wilderness. The artists who created the portfolio are Robert Bateman, Carl Brenders, Chris Calle, Paul Calle, Terry Isaac and John Seerey-Lester.


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.