At The Royal Livingstone Hotel
oil on canvas
30 x 60 inches
At the Royal Livingstone Hotel presents an impressionistic glimpse of The Travelers Bar at the famous Royal Livingstone Hotel in Livingstone, Zambia. Located on the Zambian side of World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls, the hotel's colonial-style buildings stretch along the banks of the Zambezi River. Named in honor of the explorer David Livingstone, the hotel's design reflects the elegance of days gone by. Born in Scotland, David Livingstone arrived in Africa in 1840 at the age of 27 as a missionary and physician. He spent most of the remainder of his life on the continent, his exploits making him the most famous explorer of the century. Livingstone was particularly interested in the Zambezi River area and it was during this expedition there that he became the first European to witness the magnificence of Victoria Falls. Paul Oxborough was greatly inspired by Livingstone, its history, people, and hotel and documented his travels there in studies and photographs that serve as inspiration for his paintings.
Paul Oxborough studied at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Atelier Lesueur. He has exhibited numerous times at both the British and Scottish National Portrait Galleries, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, as well as several other notable museums. Paul has had over a dozen solo shows and his work is included in collections world-wide. Known for his bravura brushwork and his ability to capture light, Oxborough's frequent travels provide inspiration for his work, allowing him to paint a seemingly unlimited variety of subjects from intimate portraits and interiors to outdoor figures and landscapes. He has received prestigious awards from organizations such as the British National Portrait Gallery, American Society of Portrait Artists, and the Smithsonian. His work has been featured in ARTNews Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and CNN, to name a few.
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