"Richland Creek Idyll," by Charles Thomas Cox,
Best of Show Award, OPA, 2008 Eastern Regional Exhibition
Our good artist friend, Charles Thomas Cox, is featured in the February issue of Nashville Arts magazine. This is a beautiful article featuring many of Cox's award-winning paintings. Nashville, TN, is fortunate in having a world-class artist living within its midst. Charles Thomas Cox is an award-winning painter who reminds us of the great artists of the past who were disciplined and rigorous in their commitment to master the wordless languages of shape and color. Cox is dedicated to the pursuit of true art; he has paid the price of undergoing the rigors of formal training in fine art. Painting in a painterly-realistic style with an emphasis on the basics such as drawing, composition, color, and subtlety, Cox exhibits a passion for the subjects and a feel for the creation of good surface quality through the manipulation of thick and thin paint applied with an intuitive flare.
As a result of this dedication, the Oil Painters of America (OPA) bestowed on Cox’s painting, “Richland Creek Idyll,” the “Best of Show” award at the 2008 OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition, conducted at Richland Fine Art in Nashville. In 2009 the artist was accepted to OPA’s National Exhibition conducted at Sage Creek Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. In May 2010, his painting, “The Shell Hunter,” was selected as a Finalist in the Bold Brush Painting Competition conducted by Fine Art Views. Currently his painting, “Silent Grandeur (Yellowstone)” is touring with the 2010 Paint the Parks “Top 100” Competition.
To learn more about this great artist, check out his web site.