Robert Bateman’s Sierra Evening – Mexican Wolf – Original Painting – 24” X 36” – Acrylic on Board
“The smallest and one of the most beautiful varieties of timber wolf is the Mexican wolf or lobos. For a species in a warm, dry climate, its fur is surprisingly luxuriant with rich, tawny colours set against cream and black. It is also, regrettably, extinct in the wild. Formerly it ranged from New Mexico and Arizona into Texas and down across the central plateau of Mexico.
Luckily, a small breeding stock remains in various locations in captivity. It is important that captive breeding and reintroduction into the wild be given wholehearted support. Any ecosystem is incomplete without the dominant predators at the top of the food chain. The wonderful bits of remaining rugged wilderness need to resound with the call of the wolf. Their numbers will never be large, but the picture will not be complete without the wolf. In this painting, I have shown a fleeting glimpse of a handsome male as he is about to vanish behind a Live Oak into the evening shadow. Let us hope that we can put his species back into the picture of our vanishing wilderness.” – Robert Bateman
Sierra Evening – Mexican Wolf – Original Painting is available
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.