Song of the South – Carolina Wren by Robert Bateman
(12 x 18; Offset Paper Ed. Edition Size 950; $145.00 U.S.)
(12 x 18; Canvas Collection; Edition Size 350; $325.00 U.S.)
“An opera singer of the south is this robust wren. His loud and melodious “figaro, figaro, figaro”
is one of the joyous sounds of the eastern United States. Once in a while, I was lucky enough to
hear one and maybe even see one in my home base of southern Ontario. But the Old South is
truly the heartland for this handsome bird. That is why I put one in the setting of hanging Spanish
moss. I picture the setting as a grande allee of live oaks leading to a gracious ante bellum
mansion…a fitting setting for our little opera singer.”
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.