Karl is an artist living and working in Hereford. An engineer since 1981, he became a full-time artist in early 2013 after many years of developing his practice and techniques. He is currently known as 'the leather artist' because of his unique approach which involves using various kinds of leather to paint on as oppose to a more traditional canvas surface. The challenge in creating leather artwork is matching the composition with hides that each have different textures and colours. The various qualities of different leathers add to the art in varying ways, fine kid leather, for example, is ideal for highly detailed portraiture and still life, whilst textured hide is perfect for depicting rough, wrinkled-skin wildlife, such as elephants and rhinos.

All of Karl's work comes in a modest frame ready to hang, but is not mounted behind glass; this allows the leather to be fully appreciated for its aroma and texture. The leather requires no special treatment, and should be handled and displayed just as you would any other oil or acrylic painting.

Size (framed): 64cm x 80cm.

Supplied in a brushed black frame.

This is an original artwork and will be supplied with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist Karl Hamilton-Cox.

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Freestyle - Acrylic on Leather BY Karl Hamilton-Cox

Original Acrylic on Smooth Bright Blue Kid Leather

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