Winter Gathering – Horse Herd
(17-5/8 x 31; Offset Paper; Edition Size 950; $195.00 U.S.)
(23 x 40; Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 350; $995.00 U.S.)
“Horses have shared the history of humankind since earliest times. My mother was born
into a world where horses were virtually the only form of land transportation other than
using one’s own legs. Those days are now past in almost the entire world. However,
horses still have a place as a satisfying form of outdoor recreation. Great enthusiasm
for the breeding and keeping of horses in many parts of rural North
America remains to this day.
I saw this scene while driving through British Columbia ranchland one atmospheric winter
day. The farmer had unloaded hay in a line from his tractor. This concentrated the
feeding horses in a longitudinal clump. Since my abstract painting days, I have been
attracted to black and white interlocking shapes reminiscent of the work of Franz Kline.
That, to me, created the power of that central cluster of horses which I see
as almost one form.”
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.