Shelter – 18 x 32 Giclee Canvas Edition of 225 $895.00 U.S.
“The barn is a wonderful part of man’s architectural heritage. Through many centuries,
it has evolved almost as a living, breathing thing. A barn needs to be filled with hay and occupied
by animals in order to maintain the humidity of the wood.
The skill and community spirit of a barn raising is legendary. As with many other things, we are
living in a “say goodbye” period on our planet. Except for a few groups such as the Amish and the
Mennonites, barn-building skills have been lost. Steel and aluminum structures are replacing the
traditional barn, and many more barns are disappearing than being erected each year.
The traditional barn is built into a hillside so that the hay wagon may gain easy access to the large
upper part of the barn. At the same time, the stable is readily accessible to the animals down below
from the barnyard. Occasionally, the lower part of the barn is designed with a breezeway effect so
that animals may stay in the shelter of the barn and yet still be outside.
I recall seeing this scene during a driving blizzard. An old draft horse is patiently waiting out the storm.”
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.