Graham Cox

"On The Rocks"
Pastels, Caran D'ache Pastel Pencils
Landscape, 'Moody Views'

Graham was born and educated in Bath where his love of painting developed, with a corner of the art class dedicated as "Cox corner".

After leaving school in 1974 Graham joined the Royal Navy as a Radio Operator travelling the world on the "grey funnel line"! where he remained until 1984. On leaving the Navy Graham began work for the Ministry of Defence in Bath, but it wasn't until 1994 when convalescing after illness that he saw a David Bellamy episode of Art Works that re-kindled his passion for painting.

Graham converted to pastel painting in 1999, amazed at the effects he was able to achieve with stormy skies, misty mountains and evocative seascapes. Graham took early retirement in 2012 and now paints full time running extremely popular one-day pastel workshops near his home in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, and visits art groups within 100 miles for workshops and demonstrations.

Graham's 2 hour pastel demonstrations usually take the form of an introduction to materials and papers, reference material and planning a picture. This is then followed by a full seascape painting, whilst describing the methods used and their benefits. After a short break a second landscape painting is produced, demonstrating methods of painting trees, use of light and shade, reflections and adding atmosphere. Tips on mounting and framing finished pastels, fixative, cleaning pastels and answering any questions completes the show. Graham uses digital camera and projection equipment so all the action can be seen close up on a large screen.

Graham now has a 2 DVD’s "Seascapes in Pastel" and "Landscapes in Pastel". Currently available only through the Moody Views web site.

For more of Graham's work, please visit