Nigel Cox

I was born in Newry Co. Down Ireland and grew up on the edge of Dundalk, a small market town in County Louth, just below the border. After graduating from Riversdale College in Liverpool I joined the Transglobe Expedition, led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. This three-year expedition successfully achieved the first circumnavigation of the globe on land, sea and ice via North and South poles along the Greenwich Meridian and changed my life forever.

During the expedition I was at sea, on an ice cap or in some remote location for weeks or months on end. Spending large amounts of time alone, surrounded by the staggering beauty of vast and often barren spaces had a profound affect and the essence of this experience strongly influenced his painting. During the expedition I sketched and worked in watercolour, illustrating places of interest in my diary.

For a number of years after the expedition I lived in Germany, painting watercolours and oils, exhibiting and undertaking private commissions.
I also travelled extensively throughout Europe, spending time in Holland, Spain and Portugal before finally settling in London in 1990. There my work took on a new dimension, incorporating digital illustration.

In 2003 I returned to my most loved medium, oil on canvas and have been exhibiting my paintings in the UK and Internationally since.

In 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 I exhibited at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual
Exhibition in London.

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Gallery 1

The Kuni Inversion “The Kuni Inversion”

Oil on Linen, 42" x 36"

The Black Basque “The Black Basque”

Oil on Linen, 36" x 30"

Dante's Disciple “Dante's Disciple”

Oil on Linen. 36" x 30"

An Urban Solitude “An Urban Solitude”

Oil on Linen, 42 x 36"

Branded “Branded”

Oil on Linen, 36" x 30"

A Summer's Day “A Summer's Day”

Oil on Linen, 24" x 48"

The White Singlet “The White Singlet”

Oil on Linen, 30" x 30"

The Kiss “The Kiss”

Oil on linen, 42" x 48"