Whistling Swan Lake Erie – 23 x 30-5/8; Offset Paper; Edition Size 1950; $325.00 U.S.
“One of my most exciting memories from my early days as a naturalist was the occasion
of a trip to Lake Erie to see the whistling swan migration. The goal is to be at the Long
Point marshes at about dawn to witness the swans taking off from their roosting place
far out in the marsh to continue their migration to their arctic breeding grounds. We
stood in the damp, chilly, gray dawn hoping to see or hear something. Suddenly they
were there—great silvery shapes coming out of the mist and passing remarkably low
over our heads. The lone swan pictured here is searching for the flock to settle down
for the night on the broad, flat Lake Erie lowlands. The landscape is reminiscent of its
wide open nesting grounds in the North. I have made the sky a very important element
in the painting. It is wide and endless—it is the highway for these great birds.”
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.