Welcome to my paintings on leather art. These oil paintings are long-lasting and capture the spirit of wild Africa.
Please feel free to view the leather art I have available for sale and enjoy looking through my gallery of past works.
The artist oil colors I work with are of a high quality and a good brand name. This ensures that the colour clarity is good as well as having the added benefit of long lasting colour fastness to prevent fading and discoloring with age.
Painting on leather falls in line perfectly with my preference of painting or drawing on mediums that have a surface texture. The natural hide or skin varies in texture according to the animal species but they all enhance the final image of the subject matter being created.
In fact the lines and furrows add another dimension to the finished artwork that is very unique.
The leather I use to paint on does not have a finish applied during the tanning process. The leather has only been dyed to either a light grey, dark grey, brown or mustard colour.
There have been no other special finishes so the leather is still pliable and has kept its natural texture. This fact allows the oil paint to adhere to the leather and even be absorbed to some degree.
Therefore the painting is durable and the oil paint will not peel off or crack over time.
The hides used vary and can include elephant, hippo and bovine (which covers buffalo, cattle, goat and plains game). Plains game are impala, kudu, eland, giraffe etc.
All these leathers come with licenses and veterinary certificates provided by the relevant government departments and Parks and Wildlife Services.
Please be aware the elephant hide importation is dependent on the country of destination from Zimbabwe. Please check with your countries importation of leather goods rules and regulations.
If you would like to see more examples of my leather art, please look at my gallery below.
The paintings will be rolled in a tube for shipping. This will be via a courier service that provides tracking details.
Dependent on your destination – shipping will take between 4 and 14 days.
When receiving your painting be careful when opening and removing from the tube. This medium is very durable and just needs to be unrolled. I do not paint thickly onto the leather so the paint will not crack or peel.
Discuss with your framer the best way to display your painting. There are several methods to display your leather art.
A few suggestions are:
An oil painting does not require glass and mounts when being framed. Oil paint is hard-wearing and durable. It is a personal choice whether you want it framed under glass.
Leather will mark if it gets wet – so it needs protecting if used on a table or where there may be rain or splashes of liquid nearby.
It is also advisable to place your painting where there will be no direct sunlight. This prevents fading and sun damage over time.
Feel free to browse my leather artwork for sale. If you would like to order a painting commission, please enquire and I will be get back you.