Sleeping Snow Leopard by Robert Bateman
(16-1/4 x 32-1/2; Offset Paper; Edition Size 950; $185.00 U.S.)
(20 x 40; Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 180; $995.00 U.S.)
“This image is about fur. The high Himalayas are, next to Antarctica, the coldest and most forbidding
environment in the world, even in the summertime. This means that the snow leopard must have a
coat that will keep it warm in all seasons. It is both dense and quite long. The blotchy pattern is
perfect camouflage on the barren, jumbled rock slopes of its home. The long tail not only aids
in balancing and bounding across treacherous terrain, it is also useful as a sort of warm muff
when curling up for a nap. I enjoyed sorting out the confusion of pattern and anatomy in this
bundle of fur. Just as every square inch of nature is particular, every bit of the surface of this
animal is particular to the relation between the fur and the physiology.”
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.