Sunset in Powder Country


30 X 40
Oil on Canvas

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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 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.

John Cox Painting, Oil on Canvas 30 X 40 (Interest categories: Oil on Canvas, Portrait, Native, Painting, Western Art, Fine Art, Art Gallery, John Cox Artist)

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Monday – Saturday 9:30AM-5:30PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM-5:00PM

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

1 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906