Biography: Cyril Cox
"Reflections of Light" inexplicably defines the works of Cyril Cox. A master of light, Cyril's style and versatility easily captures the uncomplicated beauty that surrounds us. Whether it is a landscape, portraiture, or wildlife piece, Cyril's work evokes powerful emotions within the viewer. One is drawn not only 'to' his work, but more powerfully, 'into' his work.
Born in Toronto in 1958, Cyril exhibited an appreciation for nature and wildlife at an early age. By the time he was 14 years old, Cyril's artistic talents were already being formulated. It was through his art that Cyril found a way to not only capture his intimate relationship with nature, but to instill a comparable intimacy within the viewer of his works. So began the career of Cyril Cox.
Predominantly self taught, Cyril studied graphic design and illustration briefly, only to return to the canvas to paint. In 1989 Cyril won the much coveted 'Best of Show' honours at the National Canadian Chrysler Wildlife Competition. Numerous awards and acknowledgements followed. In 1998, Cyril pursued his dream, devoting his life to his art.
Cyril can often be found, camera in hand, in search of new subject matter. His use of light undeniably provokes a sense of realism and passion, and fully arouses the viewer's senses. Cyril paints with the hope of communicating his own thoughts, emotions, and passions, and in doing so, guarantees that the viewer's interpretation is equally as moving. it is his reason for painting. It is the true identity of the man himself.
Cyril's paintings are characterized by his vibrant use of colour, typically oil on canvas. Today Cyril's paintings can be found in numerous private collections throughout the world. And, it is through the paintings of Cyril Cox that one can not help but acknowledge and appreciate the things so often taken for granted. In Cyril' eyes, this is but the true measure of his success.