Robert Oxley Exhibition

Dont miss your chance to meet Robert Oxley, here at M P Gallery on Saturday 7th July 2018 between 1-4pm for your chance to meet one of the most popular UK artists.

At the exhibition you can look forward to a host of new Originals and Limited Editions prints as well as being able to have a chat with Robert. Please contact us on 01206 560395, by e-mail on [email protected] or via our website to get your invitation.

For as long as he can remember, Robert Oxley has loved painting. As a child, one of his drawings was published in a book called ‘Getting Ready For School’ and sent to nursery children all over the world.

Robert developed a passion for wildlife and, longing to be a zoo keeper, began to make and paint dioramas for imaginary zoos. At the age of 12, he accepted a challenge from his grandfather to draw all the birds in an illustrated book of birds they both loved. To his surprise, his grandfather then arranged an exhibition of them at his workplace!

Robert attempted an art A-level at school and a degree later in life, but found both too repetitive. As a result, he is entirely self-taught, explaining: “Everything I know I taught myself from watching and doing. If I saw something I liked, I’d try it myself and I never give up on a piece.”

My work is all about giving myself over to the moment – I don’t have a firm idea of how a piece will look in my head before painting.” “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.”

One year on from his debut limited edition collection, Robert Oxley has proved to be one of our most popular artists this year. His vivid depictions of animals combine realism and abstraction, resulting in truly eye-catching works.

Robert say “My work appears loose and free but is in fact complex, which is what nature is all about.”