Cecelia Cox

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Cecelia Cox

United States

Cecelia Cox is drawn to serene compositions which explore the harmony of colors and textures and the juxtaposition of the natural world and the man-made. She works from life,in oil, using classical techniques to develop her paintings in layers, her set-ups illuminated by the subtle beauty of north light. She also enjoys painting smaller floral studies alla prima, (in one go).

She studied art briefly at the Atlanta College of Art, but found the emphasis on commercial and conceptual art wanting. A year living in Brussels, with visits to many of the major European museums, had a much greater impact on her growth as an artist. While raising two children, she continued her study of art through workshops and classes with many notable artists. She attended open figure drawing sessions held at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga for many years.

Upon moving to Greensboro, NC in 2006, she was fortunate to be invited to join a talented group of local artists who met regularly at the studio of Scott Burdick and Susan Lyon to draw and paint from the figure. She also participated in local plein air events and painted weekly with the Piedmont Outdoor Painters Society. A workshop with Sherri McGraw in 2010 inspired her to focus on still life. The tranquility of objects, arranged thoughtfully in north light, now informs her paintings.

She is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America. She was honored to be the 2018 winner of the Robert Douglas Hunter Award in the Guild of Boston Artists Regional Juried Exhibition. She lives with her husband, Ken, in Lancaster, PA.

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