Woodworkers – Pileated Woodpeckers – 11-5/8 x 12; Offset Paper; Edition Size 1500; $85.00 U.S.
“I have been lucky. The different places I have lived during the last four decades
have been in the realm of pileated woodpeckers. In my view, if pileated woodpeckers
live there, it must be a good place. This means having a reasonably significant tract
of forest with a variety of species and a large number of mature trees, including old
dead and dying individuals. These provide sources of food and places to nest. I regard
the pileated as the king of woodpeckers with its large size, striking black and white
plumage and red crown. The “king” has an entirely red crown and red moustache
while the “queen” has the back half of the crown red and a black moustache.”
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.