Wolfpack in Moonlight – 24 x 36; Anniversary Ed. Canvas; Edition Size 290; $1350.00 U.S.
“The wolves move as silently as ghosts along the frozen moonlit river. They seem
to appear and disappear. At times they seem almost transparent. The longer
you watch, the more you discover. Rivers are the highways of the northern
wilderness, especially in winter. Game animals prefer the edge condition along
the river. Wolf packs use river routes for hunting and for simply moving
about their wide-ranging territory.
I wanted the composition of this picture to have a strong, unstoppable, driving force,
but I also wanted to give a feeling of the wolves appearing everywhere. I used a lot
of color in the wolves’ fur and the same color in the snow to make them more
transparent, and to make them more ghostly I gave them virtually no shadow.”
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.