Robert Koch Artwork

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Robert Koch Artwork

Postby Westley Price » Sat May 02, 2015 3:47 pm

Hi All

So I recently got the opportunity to get a commission piece done by renowned South African wildlife and landscape artist, Robert Koch.

I knew I wanted a piece which included reptiles, but which is not centered around reptiles as I think it limits the commercial value of the art and makes the market so much smaller if I want to re-sell in the future. So my best idea was a beautiful landscape with a reptile or some reptiles in the foreground.

Many of you will know I was born and spent a lot of time working in the Namaqualand coastal regions where I observed Ouroboros cataphractus from a young age and they have always had a soft spot in my heart. I enjoy their habits, personalities and just their cool appearance, so I sent a few pictures to Robert and he came up with an amazing idea focusing on what would keep me happy while still creating a piece of art with resale/investment potential.

Please let me know what you guys think. The canvas is 122 cm x 92cm so nice and large!

Without further ado, here is "Chasing the Light" by Robert Koch.

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For anyone wanting to see some of his other pieces, http://www.robertkochart.co.za
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Re: Robert Koch Artwork

Postby Durban Keeper » Sun May 03, 2015 7:22 am

My favourite place on earth with one of my favourite species featured too. Its a great piece. Love the rain falling in the distance. Westley could you email me a nice high res photo of your incredible painting please. Would love to have a closer look.
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Re: Robert Koch Artwork

Postby Mitton » Mon May 04, 2015 12:12 pm

That is a great looking painting.
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Re: Robert Koch Artwork

Postby Westley Price » Tue May 05, 2015 9:49 am

Thanx guys, much obliged.
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Re: Robert Koch Artwork

Postby Cornelius » Wed May 13, 2015 10:06 am

Have to agree that is stunning.
There is something that is much more scarce, something finer by far , something rarer than ability.
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Re: Robert Koch Artwork

Postby Westley Price » Wed May 13, 2015 3:12 pm

Thanx Cornelius.
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