Virunga – 2017
- Boxed Canvas
- Image Size: 30in x 40in
- Edition size 150
A hand-embellished giclee print on boxed canvas by wildlife artist 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 for 2017 with Instinct: a collection inspired by his love of music and animals.
Robert says: ““I’ve had this image in my sketch book for fifteen years. The gorilla was part of a larger piece, and he was walking away from a group of other gorillas who had their backs to the viewer. I made it to represent leaving somewhere and turning your back on plans that haven't worked. This gorilla fits well with what I'm doing now: transformation and looking forward."