Primal Colours | Robert Oxley

Former Fine Art Collector cover star Robert Oxley went back to basics for this hallucinogenic release. 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.”

He adds: “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.”

Due to the popularity of this collection, only 'Atlantis' and 'I Wanna Be Like You' are still available. For more wildlife artworks, why not browse his original paintings or his new The Dark Knights - Heart of Darkness collection.


Robert Oxley

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Robert Oxley | The Dark Knights


Natural history meets medieval legend for this ferocious trio of limited edition prints. Following his art's recent appearance on Channel 4's Grand Designs, Robert released the first instalment of this popular collection, featuring a lion, tiger and jaguar.

Robert Oxley | The Dark Knights - Heart of Darkness


We're delighted to present Heart of Darkness, the new instalment of The Dark Knights series by Robert Oxley. Available online and in galleries now.

We Three Kings by Robert Oxley


Back with a trio of limited edition prints and an exciting new format, the wildlife painter has exlored dystopian films for this powerful collection.

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