Split Rail Snow Bunting – 11 1/4″ x 25 1/8″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Print
Some birds associate in flocks on their wintering grounds. Others, of course, are solitary or travel in pairs. Flocking is a protective device to help individuals survive a predator attack. This is suitable for birds that feed on abundant and relatively uniform food supplies. Fields of weeds are a good example.
Snow buntings nest in the Arctic and spend the winter in the temperate zones. To them, a snowy farm field is a relatively warm and luxurious winter holiday resort. They are often accompanied by other field finches and sometimes horned larks. I have shown one lone Lapland longspur, another Arctic nester.
One of the most exciting winter sights for me is a flock of snow buntings. They seem to flash and twinkle. At times, they are whiter than the snow as they wheel and dash, almost as one bird.” – Robert Bateman
Split Rail Snow Bunting 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.