Winter – Snowshoe Hare – 19″ x 31″, Giclee Canvas, 180 SN and 40 AP, $650.00 U.S.
“The snowshoe hare is a classic animal of the boreal forest. Its range is virtually the same
as the northern wilderness. In fact, even its coat is perfectly suited to the land that is for
half the year covered with snow. In the summer it is a warm brown which blends in
perfectly with the humus and coniferous needles of the forest floor. In winter its
coat is, of course, white which provides camouflage and protection from the predators.
This season change of color gives it its other name, “varying hare”.
This painting presented a challenge. In order to make the animal stand out, the logical
place to put it would have been in front of the dark vegetation, but I though it would
be more interesting to paint the hare as nature had intended it – white against white.
This gave me little tonal room to maneuver and show all the form and textures on the hair.”
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.