White-Breasted Nuthatch on Beech Tree

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White-Breasted Nuthatch on Beech Tree by Robert Bateman

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White-Breasted Nuthatch on Beech Tree – 11 1/4″ x 15 1/4″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Prints

“This little “upside-down” bird is a favorite of everyone who knows him. He is constantly checking all the cracks and crevices of tree trunks and branches.
Nuthatches make use of every possible body angle to reach those hard to get at places. He seems never to rest. I don’t recall seeing a nuthatch in repose.

I like his looks. You could say that he is nattily attired. He is almost formal with his black cap, gray back and crisply marked wings and tail, but his fluffy
little rust-colored bottom gives him a zany touch more appropriate to his character. His nasal “yank-yank” call also fits the zany image.

I have two feeders right outside the window where I sit and paint. One has sunflower seeds; the other is a suet log. Nuthatches vie with the chickadees and goldfinches for the seeds and with the woodpeckers for the suet. They are so close that I can see the expression in the eye. The nuthatch eye has an oriental look, or rather the look of an oriental eye done in stage makeup with the little line traveling from the back of it. ” – 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.