About Me

For over 30 years, John Cox has traveled extensively to personally experience the actual locations of his works. A painter of light and shadows, you will see the importance of mood and feel his emotion with what he creates on canvas.

John became fascinated with art at an early age through the classic illustrations in books and magazines. Illustrators such as N. C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and most especially Tom Lovell forged his interest in art. It is interesting though that he would not find his way to art until in his mid thirties. Instead, John would serve his country for four years in the U. S. Navy, traveling the world. Honorably discharged and returning to his home in Texas, he became involved in the professional levels of auto racing as a driver of Top Fuel dragsters. This continued through 1975. Rising costs of racing and a growing family had John thinking of a new career. Almost by accident a friend showed his drawings to a gallery owner, who convinced him to try his hand at art. Starting as a part-time artist did not last long. Sales demanded more of his time to produce art. He started painting in watercolors and progressed to oils which became his primary medium.

 John Cox
John further developed his craft from works in museums and galleries and the invaluable association with other highly regarded artists who have shared their knowledge and offered ideas to take his work to its high level. John uses the knowledge imparted to him to create his own style. He uses plein-aire works, sketches and his photos to bring to life the depth and dimension to his body of work.

Today, his paintings are represented in fine art galleries and museums throughout the United States. John's works are also part of numerous private, public, and corporate collections both here and internationally. He has earned significant recognition and awards throughout his thirty years of painting.

We hope you enjoy this preview of the art of light and shadows by John Cox.


 Hayden Hays Gallery
 Colorado Springs, CO

 Biltmore Galleries
 Scottsdale, AZ

 Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show held at the Old West Museum

 Great American West Show

 Settlers West Miniature Art Show

 Settlers West Summer Show

 Las Vegas Art Show and Auction

 "The Woman in Art" Bennington Center for the Arts

 Guest Artist A.I.C.A. Show, Gene Autry Museum

 Peppertree Western Art Show

 Albuquerque Fine Arts Museum Miniature Show
 New Mexico

 Wally Grewe Miniature Show
 Minnesota & Montana

 Top 100, Arts for the Parks Show (1 of the top 5 sellers at the show)

 Death Valley Art Show (Silver Medal for Watercolor)

 George Phippen Memorial Art Show (Silver Medal for Drawing)

 Institute for Environmental Studies Fine Art Show

John Cox has been honored with 5 one-man shows, 8 two-person shows and 4 three-person shows.


Sangre de Christo Arts Center

Favell Museum

DuPont Chemical Corp., Fine Art Collection

Institute for Environmental Studies

Tyson Foods, Corporate Collection

Dial Corporation, Private Collection

Southwest USA Banks, Public Collection

Alamo National Bank

Johnson Development Corp.

Hormel, CEO Private Collection

Victor Land and Cattle Company

Crescent Paper Corp., Private Collection

Scottsdale Financial Center

Brown Oil Tool Corp., CEO Collection

Sunburst Development Corp., Private Collection

Ridenour, Hienton, Harper and Kelhoffer, Private and Corporate Collection

Scottsdale Heart Group, Private Collection

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