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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Di Cox’s personal and professional life have shaped her artistic spirit. From her idyllic childhood growing up on a north Queensland farm, the youngest of four girls to Italian immigrant parents, to her career in health as a physiotherapist and raising her own two children, creativity has always been central to her essence.
Whilst her passion for art began as a child - filling hours whilst her siblings were away at boarding school, and nurtured by a local Burdekin oil painter Mrs Weatherston - it is only since 2010 that Di has focussed her energies back onto art under the guidance of many Brisbane teachers. Her art often reflects the emotion and empathy that echoes her experiences as a mother, a health professional, and a proud Aussie with country roots. Di’s art celebrates colour - colour that radiates in our clear Australian light - a defining characteristic of her work.
Having begun my art practice in watercolours in 2010, I have fused the delicacy of this media with acrylics to create an ethereal translucency and depth. I embrace both mediums, and through them I embolden my love of colour. A North Queensland girl at heart, I revel in creatively that is not restricted by boundaries. I adore the freedom of semi-abstract work, the ability to respond innately to the texture and colour on the canvas, that through instinct, evolve to a unique and personal creation.
2018 | Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane
2017 | All About Colour, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane
2017 | Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane
2017 | Lions Garden City Art Extravaganza
2017 | Foot Square, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane
2016/2017/2018 | Art West Community Gallery exhibitions including Richard Randall Studio | Brisbane City Hall | Mt Ommaney Centre
2016 | Regeneration Exhibition – a story of change, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane
2016 | Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane
2016 | Comforts of Home, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane
2016 | Autumn Exhibition Watercolour Society of Queensland, Brisbane
2015 | Scenes of Queensland Group Exhibition, Aspire Gallery
2015 | Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane
2015 | Autumn Exhibition Watercolour Society of Queensland, Brisbane
2015 | Annual Exhibition Watercolour Society of Queensland, Brisbane
2014 | Mums’ Night Off, Blue Room Cinebar, Brisbane
2014 | Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award, Brisbane
2014 | Gillian Rankin Annual Student Exhibition, Brisbane
2014 | Annual Exhibition Watercolour Society of Queensland, Brisbane
I enjoy working as Secretary with Art West Community Gallery group, whose focus is to establish a community gallery in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane
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