Robert Oxley | The Dark Knights

Dark, deadly and dangerous, the first instalment of The Dark Knights by the wildlife artist Robert Oxley saw him return to his neon colour palette and adopt an exciting new perspective. Instead of focusing on the face, Robert painted the animals' full body, and the effect is startling: the predators step out of the darkness and seemingly off the canvas.

The painter, whose art appeared in a January 2021 episode of Channel 4's Grand Designs, took inspiration from natural history and medieval legend for these hand-varnished artworks. To mirror the 2D effect of Robert's original artworks, our specialist atelier team carefully reimagined the painting using state-of-the-art techniques. The canvas is 100% cotton, creating a premium, high-definition effect, while the high-gloss acrylic giclée varnish offers a great depth of colour and extra UV protection. 

Following the popularity of the first release, Robert followed this collection up with The Dark Knights - Heart of Darkness in August 2021, which you can shop below. 


Robert Oxley


Robert Oxley


Robert Oxley


Robert Oxley


Robert Oxley

Bringing the outdoors inside

With magazines like Homes & Gardens naming global influences as one of the season's biggest trends, the collection is a stylish exploration of some of the world's most exciting locations. From the Amazon River to Tanzania, Robert's majestic predators create a feeling of wanderlust that can help viewers escape to somewhere beautiful. 

Hand-finished by our specialist atelier team, the boxed canvas prints can be mixed and matched with houseplants and textures for a rustic aesthetic, or with modern furniture for a more contemporary look. 

Featured art (L-R): 'Calathea' (sold out), 'Jatupo', 'Rufiji'. 

"I wanted to show my cats as neither good nor a stealthy power that lurks in the shadows, ready to strike its prey."

Robert Oxley

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From the blog

Robert Oxley | The Dark Knights - Heart of Darkness


Discover Heart of Darkness, the second instalment from Robert Oxley's The Dark Knights series. This contemporary collection depicts three of the planet's deadliest wild cats: a tiger, leopard and snow leopard. 

Robert Oxley | Ensemble | 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.

A new Triumph for Robert Oxley


Robert Oxley, master of animal portraiture, returns with Triumph, a thrilling new collection for 2023 featuring iconic wild animals. The series features a lion, tiger and gorilla, all painted in Robert’s signature psychedelic style. Robert says he chose these animals “to portray a feeling of everlasting celebration and the feeling of comfort that these majestic and imposing animals share the world with us”.

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