Diplomat – Original From 2017 Limited Edition Release


Diplomat – Original From 2017 Limited Edition Release by Robert Oxley

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Robert Oxley


Original Acrylic on Box Canvas

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101 cm x 152 cm



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Diplomat – Original From 2017 Limited Edition Release by Robert Oxley

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 panda Diplomat reminds us of our shared ancestry – just look into those compassionate eyes! This majestic animal 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.”

Imagine life as a panda, what would it be like? We would eat, sleep and sit Who knew, we’re so alike? A sparkly fresh black paint and white, so different, you got to admit That we’re so calm and we’re so perfectly sweet Flute, is what we are, it fit Our personality, so comfy that you will take a seat, And listen to the music of nature. However, we have another personality, A brother that is: nosy and major! But we are very protective, We’re like a fluffy warm coat or a big fuzzy boot, Wrapping around our love, and it’s very affective! If you ask us, what panda smells like? Perfume or a fruit? We’d say, we smell just like bamboo, The smell of nature and our favorites! And did you know that Oreo is our relative too? Crunchy; tasty and creamy flavor! We are different from the other bears And that’s what made us unique!

Panda’s Life by Kitty Lam