Winter Reflection by Robert Bateman
(Print; 22 3/4 x 30 3/8, 650 Edition, $275.00 U.S.) (Giclee; 30 x 40, 180 Edition, $1155.00 U.S.) (Giclee; 36 x 48, 50 Edition, $1695.00 U.S.)
“In The 1980’s we built a log cabin on a pond the beavers had made by damming a stream
that flowed along the base of a cliff. This wall of Precambrian rock plunges to the water’s edge.
The pond is in a sheltered bowl and so the surface is almost always still. this produces a
delightful view of cliff and reflections, always changing with the seasons and the time of day.
Winter is one of our favorite times of year. From an artistic point of view it gives the pleasure
of large interlocking dark and light shapes, without the confusing green chaos of summertime.
Into this scene came a wolf, in my mind’s eye. As in most of my paintings, I take a bit of
landscape that appeals to me and introduce a bird or a mammal. I try to capture a
moment that could have happened.
In the millions of years that those rocks have stood there, a wolf could have come by
that spot. Wolves do live in the area. I want the viewer to enjoy the magic of the place
and then to notice the wolf. A moment later he will disappear.”
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.