| Nigel Cox|
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Nigel Cox (artist) Wikipedia
Nigel Cox (born 1959) is an Irish figurative artist. He grew up on the edge of Dundalk, a small market town in County Louth, just south of the border.
Cox, the second youngest of four children, had three sisters, Sandra, Jacqui and Nicola. Cox left Ireland in 1977 to study marine radio and radar technology, at Riversdale College of Technology, Liverpool, UK in order to become a Radio Officer in the Merchant Navy. He then joined the Transglobe Expedition, led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. This three-year expedition achieved the first circumnavigation of the globe on land, sea and ice via North and South poles along the Greenwich Meridian. In 1989 Cox moved to London.
During the Transglobe Expedition, whose Patron was HRH Prince Charles, Cox was at sea, on an ice cap or in a remote location, surrounded by the vast and desolate spaces which had a profound effect and influenced his art. During the expedition Cox's medium was sketchbook and watercolour.
Cox began painting in watercolour while on the Transglobe Expedition creating illustrations for his diary. He continued painting when living in Germany developing his technique in both watercolour and oils. In his work, Cox takes everyday people out of their busy surroundings and places them out of context, in minimalist empty landscapes. His techniques and influences are further explored in his interview in The Argus, by Margaret Roddy.
Quantum Contemporary Art
Coates & Scarry
GX Galleries Cox has been showcased at four different public exhibitions beginning in 2006:Branded-2011
Friends, Heroes and Strangers-2009
In Darkness & Light-2008
Journeys and the Green Room - 2006
Courcoux and Courcoux Represents over 30 of Britain's foremost painters, including Fred Yates, John Lennon and Nigel Cox.
Tracey McNee Fine Art London Lives 2010 competition - Silver Medal Awarded
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters regularly selects Cox for their annual exhibitions at the Mall Galleries in London since 2007.In 2010 his submission of "The Irrepressible Charlie Stock" is selected and reviewed by The Independent.
In 2012 his submission of commissioned portrait of "Carlos Acosta", is selected and reviewed by the Daily Telegraph and The Argus.
"Fagan's Fortune" by Nigel Cox was donated and auctioned for the Terrence Higgins Trust at The Lighthouse Gala Auction in March 2007 alongside Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. This event held at Christie's annually raises funds for this charity, attracting London's fashion set.