Spring Cardinal

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Spring Cardinal by Robert Bateman

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Spring Cardinal – 13″ x 19 2/5″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Prints

Spring, in its various stages, is ushered in by different events, usually the return of certain birds or the blooming of different flowers. The cardinal, however, is not a migrant. He originated in the warm South where migration was not necessary. As he extended his range to the north, lacking
the instinct to go south, he coped with winter instead of avoiding it. He indicates spring not with his arrival, but with his song. Anyone who can whistle can imitate the cheerful “tweet, tweet, tweet” or “teer, teer, teer”. There are different accents for different occasions and locations but the feeling is that of happy brightness.

The serviceberry or shadbush is, to me, the first flowering tree of spring. Long before other buds are bursting and even before the full development of its own leaves, this little tree illuminates the gray edges of wood lots with its white blossoms.” – Robert Bateman

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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.