Spring Thaw Killdeer

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Spring Thaw Killdeer by Robert Bateman

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Spring Thaw Killdeer – 15-1/2 x 22; Offset Paper; Edition Size 950; Call for price

“To many people the first bird of springtime is the robin. To others it is the horned lark.
To me the sight and sound of the killdeer is the true harbinger of spring. The horned lark
arrives in the dead of winter and feeds on seeds, but the killdeer must sense the warming
of the earth and the stirring of the insect larvae which form the bulk of his diet.

Patches of snow linger in the hollows. The smell of earth and moist grass fills the air.
The meadows and pastures are tinkling with the sounds of trickling rivulets of melt water.
To this is added the high cry, ‘killdeer, killdeer’ . . . the promise that in spite of snow,
spring has come.”
Robert Bateman


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.