Primal Colours | Robert Oxley | 2019

Former Fine Art Collector cover star Robert Oxley went back to basics for this hallucinogenic release, of which only one title remains. Along with his own reference photography, the self-taught painter researched cave paintings, bestiaries and illustrations. The result is Primal Colours: an exhilarating transformation of the animal kingdom. Animal instincts are personified by a stripped-back colour palette which explodes with fluorescent red, lemon yellow, blue, magenta and turquoise.

Robert says: “Keeping my palettes basic and vibrant has given me a whole new world of colour to play with. It allowed me to grow in a way I’d previously never thought possible. With this collection, I wanted to go back to school. I thought: ‘Let’s see what happens if I use only primary colours’ – no more natural palettes, no browns or greys. I want to show people a new way of looking at our natural history, and I can do this using colour.”

For more wildlife artworks, why not browse Robert's original paintings online. 

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This showstopping selection of original and limited edition works captures the artist's childhood memories of The Muppet Show, with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Animal all taking centre stage. Robert says: "I’ve taken some well-loved characters and given them a new feel; maybe a little weird, definitely different, very much recognisable and well-loved. It’s been great to revisit childhood memories. It’s fun to remember, isn’t it?"

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Robert Oxley | Ensemble | 2022

17/03/2022

It’s time to pull back the curtains on the new collection by Robert Oxley. Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Animal for a showstopping selection of limited edition and original artworks.

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