Robert Oxley – Ranthambore II

Ranthambore II by Robert Oxley

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Ranthambore II


As a little boy, Robert dreamed of becoming a zoo keeper. Today, the lions, tigers and elephants that roamed his imagination are given new life in his dazzling paintings.

He has returned with a collection inspired by his love of music and animals. A touching portrait of a powerful and intelligent animal, Robert Oxley’s portrayal of the Tiger Ranthambore II is a follow up to his previous piece! This majestic and powerful predator would look fabulous as the focal point of your living room – a real conversation piece.

“When I created this body of work I wanted to take natural history painting in a new direction, I had been committed to natural history painting for 20 years and needed to find my own voice in a genre which is all technique and little imagination. My work is in part about my history in wildlife art and then deconstructing it – washing it away to reveal another way of conveying wildlife for myself.”  “My work appears loose and free but is in fact complex, which is what nature is all about.”

I want to understand why those paws snatches life, I want to read those fiery eyes, And the pain that you have no friends,

Every one screams by your name, That striped body makes all scream, Tiger! Tiger! They say and run away.

I know you can feel others pain, That’s why you let go the wounded name, You are the king so you do not kill the injured prey.

Has anyone thought about your importance in nature? Do all know how much you have helped to balance the eco? All only know to kill for your body saying they fear you. But the fact remains that you are the priceless so killed, You fear no one so all fear you, That’s why you are the king of jungle who has the quality to snatch life.