Karl Hamilton-Cox

Having spent 22 years serving as a soldier in the British Army and a further 10 years working as an engineer in the defence industry, Karl became a full-time artist in 2013. Best known for his distinctive art on leather paintings, Karl regularly supplies limited edition custom pieces to the UK fashion industry and to celebrity clients around the world. “The challenge of creating each artwork is in balancing and integrating the composition with an individual hide - each has its own unique textures and colours that can complement the work.  To make the most of the qualities of each hide, I paint different subjects depending on the specific hide I’m working with. Fine kid leather is ideal for portraiture, textured hide is perfect for wildlife such as Elephants & Tigers and smooth grained leather is ideal for highly detailed still-life work.”