Tsitika and Her Son – 30 x 40; Renaissance Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 180; $1695.00 U.S.
“We heard the orcas before we saw them. On the boat’s hydrophone their squeals,
squeaks, whistles and sighs sounded as if they were echoing in a cavernous space.
Finally the mist lifted a little and we saw a phalanx of black dorsal fins not too far off
– a family pod. Then the mist swallowed them up again. Perhaps one of the pods
we glimpsed on that magical day of whale watching belonged to a whale that
researchers have named Tsitika, an orca matriarch whose life history has given
me a glimpse into the orca world. Tsitika and her family belong to the northern
resident population of British Columbia killer whales. They have a remarkable
social system that we are just beginning to understand.”
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.