ING Discerning Eye

12 - 22 Nov 2015, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 - Group Show

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artist, two collectors and two critics. Work is selected from open submission and with works by artists invited by the individual selectors. Each section is hung separately to give each its own distinctive identity. The impression emerges of six small exhibitions within the whole. It provides an unusual opportunity for works by lesser-known artists to be hung alongside contributions from internationally-recognised names. More . . .



07 October 2015 - 24 January 2016 September 2015

Curated by John Ros

'Oblivious" series [Oblivious I, II, III and The Patriot] have been selected

for the artists@war exhibition - Gallery Ell, New York, USA.

You can check out this show here: artists@war

Rarity Gallery Summer Salon, Mykonos

1 May - 30 September 2015

My oil painting "Fallen Angel" is currently being exhibited along with four other pieces at the Rarity Gallery Summer Salon in Mykonos, Greece.

The exhibits in the Summer Salon vary between the works of younger artists and more established figures on the international art scene. The artists featured, are unique masters in the fields of sculpture, painting, photography and other languages of visual art's world. They are represented in international museums's  and prestigious Art Fair's, exhibitions and very well known into corporate collections from all the world and are constant guests. Artists include Julian Opie, Hunt Slonem, George Pusenkoff, Joana Vasconcelos, Carole Feuerman, Hanneke Beaumont, Nigel Cox, Patrick Hughes, Roberto Bernardi, Sean Henry, Hong Sung Chull, Jorge Galindo, Omar Galliani, Massimo Listri, Massimo Giannoni, Peter Anton, Peter Woytuk, Umberto Ciceri, James Adams, Mary A. Waters.

St Patrick's Day London 2015 Celebration Exhibition

15 - 31 March 2015

I'm delighted to be showing at the St Patrick's Day group show with the Barbara Stanley Gallery from

the 15th to the 31st March 2015. If you're in the Marble Arch area between these dates,

pop by and check out the show. Barbara Stanley Gallery, 7 Connaught Street, London W2 2AY

15 January 2015

10 - 22 November 2014

2014 London Solo Show "OBLIVIOUS"

8 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y 6BN

Everything is completed and ready for the show -
Paintings are all framed
Catalogue is printed
All ready to hang these 25 new paintings :) . . . roll on the Private Viewing on the 12th November                                 More Info . . .

Two Spot, Oil on Linen, 24" x 24"

12 - 15 June 2014

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead

New Paintings on the Coates & Scarry stand at the AAF Hampstead, London.

In the run up to my  Solo Show in November 2014, I will be releasing a few

new pieces for the AAF show in Hampstead this month.

There will be a selection of new 24" x 24" paintings.
Come along if you can and see all the work on the Coates & Scarry stand.  

I'll be there for the Charity event on the evening of the 11th.

AAF Hampstead: Lower Fairground Site, East Heath Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 1TH

The artfair is always a fun event so come along if you are in the area.


13th - 17th February 2014

Art Wynwood, Miami, Florida

My artwork has been selected for this exciting art fair in the heart of Miami's thriving Art district.

I was stoked to receive a phonecall from Tara at Quantum, while I was on a week's holiday in the Red Sea, to say that my paintings had been selected for Art Wynwood, in the thriving art district in the heart of Miami.

My paintings will be on the Quantum Contemporary Art booth alongside artists  Michael Angove, Massimiliano Longo and Lincoln Seligman.

Art Wynwood 2014 will feature 70 international galleries presenting emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique feature is the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement. - See more

Quantum Contemporary Art Booth, February 13-17, 2014, Art Wynwood Pavilion 3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami USA

10th November 2013 to 9th February 2014


A wonderful collaboration in Los Angeles between Coates and Scarry & Elizabeth Weinstock.

This  exhibition of art and fashion runs from 10th November 2013 to the 9th February 2014 . . . the launch event is on the 9th November.Check out the lineup: Nigel Cox | Carne Griffiths | D*Face | Pure Evil | Dan Baldwin | Carlo Cane | Natalie Shau | Deedee Cheriel | Marco Mazzoni | Rose Sanderson

VENUE: Elisabeth Weinstock,8159 West Third Street,Los Angeles, CA 90048

23-27 October  2013

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea.

Coates & Scarry stand at the AAF Battersea, London, UK

I will be showing new works with Coates & Scarry at the AAF Battersea in late October. There will be a selection of

my medium sized paintings (24" x 24") along with my 10" x 10" ones . . . a size that I debuted with Coates & Scarry

at last years show. Also on the C&S stand you'll be able to see work by the hugely talented Carne Griffiths, Deedee Cheriel, Dean Melbourne and Angela Lizon .

1-5 May  2013

Stroke Urban Art Fair

Coates & Scarry Stand, Stroke Art Fair, Praterinsel, Munich, Germany
I've always thought of myself as an urban artist . . . but not in the conventional sense. So I was delighted when Coates & Scarry invited me to participate in the Stroke Urban Art Fair in Munich. This is an amazing event and one that I'm very much looking forward to going along to.

They asked me to create a series of paintings for the event that are more edgy/street than my usual "Zen" feel. This was a great project and one that I have very much enjoyed undertaking.

The work has a more edgy feel to it . . . and has opened new areas for me to develop into, that will sit comfortably alongside my established style.            STROKE URBAN ART FAIR

2 April  2013

Catapult Magazine


I was delighted to be featured in Catapult this month. It's the 20th Edition and a bumper 150 pages . . . check it out for a short time here: CATAPULT

After a month it's available to buy in digital or print format from the Catapult site.


3-7 April  2013

AAF New York

Affordable Art Fair New York, USA

Quantum Contemporary Art are exhibiting my work at the  AAF NY this week. Pop along if you're in the area and check out this exciting art fair.

                     A Rolling Stone, Oil on linen, 30" x 30" 

7 West 34th Street, Manhattan, New York, USA.
More info . . .

20 January 2013

Limited Edition Prints page back online after a festive break

There are still some prints available on the prints page . . .pop along and have a look HERE

10 January 2013

Starting 2013 with a bang . . .

After a wonderful 2012 it looks like 2013 is going to keep me really busy. Here are a few of the shows/fairs where my work can be seen this year:

London, UK: 
London Art Fair
Quantum Contemporary Art will be showing my work at the London Art Fair at the Design Centre in Islington, London, UK
16- 20 January 2013.

Art Palm Beach USA 

25 - 28 Jan 2013, Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

Hong Kong: 

Coates & Scarry with their partners in Hong Kong, Above Second, will be showing my paintings at three events:


. . . an exhibition at the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong, curated by Coates & Scarry:

February 28 – March 30, 2013.  Opening Reception: Thursday February 28 from 6 – 10 PM

Above Second, 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Hotel Art Fair at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

February 22 – 24


Affordable Art Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

March 15 – 17

10 December 2012

Happy Festive Season to you all . . .

2012 has been an eventful year with paintings exhibited in Australia, Canada, America, Greece, Austria and the UK.

A huge thanks to my galleries for their hard work in promoting my work around the world.

A special thanks to Coates & Scarry who have changed the playing field for me and brought something special to the table.

All in all it has been a great year on the art front.

With the final strokes being applied to the paintings for the next Coates & Scarry event . . . in Hong Kong, I will be winding down for the festive season and having a good break to recharge the batteries for what promises to be a busy year ahead.

Thank you all for your support and helping to keep me motivated and productive.

I wish you all a wonderful festive season and a comfortable and happy 2013.



2 November 2012

Two New Limited Edition Prints - Launch 8th November 2012

"Vintage Black Velvet" & "Branded"

The prints are here and looking amazing. Such a joy to see the work in this format.

If you would like to be notified about the release time of these prints on Thursday

or future print launches, just click on -  "SUBSCRIBE".

24 -28 October 2012

New paintings at AAF Battersea, London

The new series of 10" x 10" paintings and 24" x 24" paintings can be seen at the Coates & Scarry  stand. (Booth E7 located by the refreshments section in the middle of the fair)

                Pthalo Jeans, Oil on linen, 24" x 24"

Pop along if you're in London. There's always a huge amount of wonderful work

on show at this fair.   AAF Battersea - Dates/Times:

29 July 2012

New Series of Small Paintings

10" Square Paintings on Linen for Coates & Scarry.

                        "Green", 10" x 10", Oil on linen

After a few years of painting larger and larger pieces I have been asked to develop
a series of smaller paintings for Coates & Scarry. "Green" is one of the first ones to
be completed. I had forgotten how wonderful and relaxing painting small pieces is.
Everything happens so much more quickly on small canvases . . . and no stress.
Check out my BLOG for more info

3 May- 18 May 2012

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2012 

'Carlos Acosta' selected.

             "Carlos Acosta",  48" x 42", Oil on linen

My oil painting "Carlos Acosta" has been selected for The Royal Society of Portrait

Painters Annual Exhibition 2012

The exhibition runs from the 3 - 18 May 2012 at

The Mall Galleries, The Mall (Off Trafalgar Square), London.


1 May- 30 September 2012
                                                                                          42" x 48", Oil on linen

My oil painting "Settiing Out" will be exhibited along with some more of my work at

the Rarity Gallery Summer Salon in Mykonos, Greece.

18 - 22 April 2012

Paintings at AAF New York

A selection of my work is with Quantum Contemporary Art at the AAF New York, USA.  

7 West 34th Street, Manhattan, New York, USA.   

25 January 2012

An Urban Solitude - Update

An Urban Solitude Limited Edition Print has just launched.
It is available in two sizes [HERE]

20 January 2012

An Urban Solitude - Limited Edition Print

After a great response to our online poll the outright winner with
over 52% of the votes is 'An Urban Solitude' .
We have just proofed this with our printers and theprint looks amazing.
It will only be available on our website.

More details to follow.

If you would like to be notified when we're releasing it, just send and email to with the  word 'PRINT' in the subject bar.

5 January 2012

Coates & Scarry Interview

I have long been a fan/follower of Coates and Scarry  . . . so I was delighted when they asked to interview me.
Richard at Coates and Scarry asked me about my inspiration, narrative and my decision to go on the Transglobe Expedition. There’s also a glimpse of work in progress in my studio.

Click [Coates & Scarry Interview] to read the interview

1 December 2011

Help choose our next Limited Edition Print

We've had lots of requests for prints of different paintings.

So we thought we'd do a poll and let you vote for your favourite.

                                   * * * Update * * *

The winner is "An Urban Solitude" (center image). This print will be available shortly.

 22 November 2011

'Red Shoes' Print - Sold Out

Our online Limited Edition Print release has sold out within hours of its launch.

A big thanks to everyone who has bought the Red Shoes print, it means a lot to us! 

Our apologies to all those who missed out.

9 November 2011

Limited Edition Prints

 A limited edition Giclée Print of "The Red Shoes" will be released shortly.

If you would like to be notified by eMail please send your email address to 

with "PRINT" in the subject bar and I will add you to my notification list.

9 Sept 2011

London Lives Exhibition

     Rendezvous-The Kiss, Oil on Linen, 106 x 120cm

"Rendezvous - The Kiss" has been accepted for the London Lives: Travel exhibition at the  Bankside Gallery on the South Bank in London.

The exhibition runs from 9- 18 September 2011.

Bankside Gallery

48 Hopton Street (next to Tate Modern)

London SE1 9JH

10 May 2011


My solo show "Branded" runs from 4th - 27th June  2011 at GX Gallery,Camberwell, London, UK

The Secret,  36" x 30", Oil on Linen

10 Nov 2010

"Branded" at The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2010

Branded 36" x 30", Oil on Linen

My oil painting "Branded" has been selected for

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual

Exhibition 2010.

The exhibition runs from the 8th Dec to 18 Dec 2010 at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London.

10am-5pm including weekends

9 Sept 2010

Silver at ‘London Lives'

North Port Sanction 24 x 48", Oil on Linen

As I had planned not to have a solo exhibition in 2010 I decided to participate in a few Group Shows to brighten up my year.

I saw the London Lives competition advertised and although I didn’t think my work would be quite what they were looking for I put a piece in and was delighted when it was accepted for the show.

I was totally taken by surprise when my name was called out for the Silver award. It was all very surreal and wonderfully strange and just goes to show that “You never can tell”

London Lives is a vibrant new art competition developed in partnership with Bankside Gallery, Cass Art, and Network Rail, and kindly supported by The Guardian.

9 - 19 September 2010

Bankside Gallery

48 Hopton Street (next to Tate Modern)

London SE1 9JH

29 April 2010

Nigel and Cassandra's

TransAtlantic Affair

"John" and "The Heart of Failure"

                        "John", 16" x 12", Oil on Panel
A portrait of actor John Sarbutt as featured in my recent Blog

Listen to The Heart of Failure by Cassandra Tribe while looking at John's Portrait. This track taps into my deepest emotions and was an inspiration for me when painting"John".
I  believe that it is extremely rare for a painting to be truly portrayed by music and spoken word . . .or music and spoken word to be truely portrayed by a painting . . . but . . ."The Heart of Failure" and "John" have achieved this rare state and are deeply connected.
Check out "Nigel and Cassandra's TransAtlantic Affair" at

6 May- 21 May 2010
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2010 

'The Irrepressible Charlie Stock' selected.

                                                10"x8", Oil on Panel

My oil painting "The Irrepressible Charlie Stock" has been selected for The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2010.

The exhibition runs from the 6th May to 23rd May

at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London. More     

Solo Exhibition October 2009

"The Kuni Inversion"   48" x 42", Oil on Linen

My solo show "Friends, Heroes & Strangers" runs from 24th October - 11th November 2009
at GX Gallery, Private viewing  Friday the 23rd October.

7 May- 23 May 2009
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2009 

'The Irrepressible Sarah Kershaw' selected.

The Irrepressible Sarah Kershaw,

10"x8", Oil on Panel

My oil painting "The Irrepressible Sarah Kershaw" has been selected for The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2009.

The exhibition runs from the 7th May to 23rd May

at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London.

The Times suggested on 22 April 2006: "Of the country's two major annual portrait exhibitions, the BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery in June might be better known, but the one at the Royal Society is surely the more glittering, as it is to the society that many of the country's powerful institutions go to commission portraits of their leaders."                                                    

5th - 17th July 2008

Solo Exhibition July 2008

A Summer's Day, 24" x 48", Oil on Linen.

My Solo show "In Darkness & Light" runs from the 5th to the 17th July 2008 at the GX Gallery.

28 April - 11 May 2008
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2008

'The Seer' selected.

Nigel's oil painting "The Seer" has been selected for the The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2008.

The exhibition runs from the 28th April to the 11th May

at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London.

16 - 20 January 2008

The London Art Fair

Paintings by Nigel Cox are shown at the London Art Fair by Quantum Contemporary Art.

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, Islington, London N1.

7 - 19 July 2007

Solo Exhibition July 2007

Nigel's Solo Exhibition, titled "From the Streets of London", was at the GX Gallery, Camberwell, London from the 6th to the 19th July 2007.


17 June 2007
Nigel's Blog Launched

"Paintings From The Street" is a painting blog created to chronicle my journey as a painter. I will update this on a monthly basis and look forward to people joining my group.  To subscribe to my blog please click on this link [Paintings From The Street] and fill in the subscription area.

26 April - 13 May 2007
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2007

'The Purple Flower' selected.

Nigel's oil painting "The Purple Flower" was exhibited at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2007.

The exhibition ran from the 26th April to the 13th May

at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London.

Julian Fellowes launched the event on Wednesday 25th April.
Regarding "The Purple Flower" Julian wrote:  "Emma and I fought our way through the crush to find Nigel's painting, which was absolutely ravishing. Quite small and meticulously detailed, it was an exquisite study of a woman's head, with a distinctive purple
lower, really
marvellous and rather haunting."       

Monday 12 March 2007
Charity Auction

The Lighthouse Gala Auction

"Fagan's Fortune" by Nigel Cox was Auctioned for Charity making �4,200.- for the Terrence Higgins Trust.

The Lighthouse Gala Auction 2007 at Christie's has become a fixture in the social calendars of London's most fashionable set and raises much-needed funds for Terrence Higgins Trust, Europe's leading HIV charity.
Nigel Cox donated his oil painting "Fagan's Fortune" to be auctioned for charity at this event.

The Lighthouse Gala Auction is one of London's most successful charity auctions. It is held each March in the stunning Great Rooms of Christie's, St James's.Only at the Lighthouse Gala Auction could you bid for a counselling session with Joan Rivers, a date with George Michael, lunch with Jackie Collins, tea with Jeffrey Archer, or a shopping spree with Joanna Lumley.
Art lover? Take your pick from original works by Damian Hirst, Tracey Emin, Patrick Lichfield, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mario Testino and Nigel Cox.
For pure fun-seekers there's been pole dancing and flying trapeze lessons, nude portrait commissions, and the chance to fritter away the services of your own personal butler for the day.
Over the last 10 years we have seen some fabulous and unique lots come under the hammer at the Lighthouse Gala Auction. Its reputation as an outrageously entertaining event has secured its place as a fixture in the calendars of the good and the glamorous. The auction has raised nearly �2 million for our services for people living with, and affected by, HIV and AIDS.

17-21 January 2007

The London Art Fair

Paintings by Nigel Cox to be shown at the London Art Fair by Quantum Contemporary Art at Stand G29 : Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, Islington, London N1.

18 Nov-23 Dec 2006

Courcoux & Courcoux  Contemporary Art

Nigel is exhibiting for the first time with the renowned Stockbridge gallery.

Courcoux & Courcoux Contemporary Art, Stockbridge, Hampshire, deals

exclusively with paintings, sculpture and ceramics by over 30 leading

British-based contemporary artists including  Sophie Ryder, Boaz Vaadia,

Geoffrey Dashwood, Fred Yates, Margaret Egan, Heather Jansch, 

Lawrence Murley, Claire Norrington, Guy Taplin, Margaret Egan,

Frank Taylor, John Charlesworth and John Ward.

27 Sept 2006

Art exhibition raises funds for CINI - (Children in Need India)

Nigel Cox and Sandra Bell exhibited their paintings and sculpture in a two

artist show titled 'Duality' at Gallery 27 in Cork Street, Mayfair, London

from 24 - 30 Sept 2006.

On the 27th September Nigel, Sandra and Stonehenge Public Relations

held a Charity function at Gallery 27, Cork Street.

Enough money was raised at the event to provide nearly 230 severely

malnourished children at CINI's centre just outside Kolkata (Calcutta)

with the food they need in order to be nursed back to health.


June 2005

Portrait of Maxwell Hutchinson

Maxwell Hutchinson collects his portrait which was originally painted in 1988

and updated in 2005.

Maxwell Hutchinson visited the GX gallery in South London to collect his monochrome portrait which was painted in oil on canvas.

All images copyright Nigel Cox 2015

Photorealism, Figurative, minimalism, Irish Artist, Oil Painting, London, UK