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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 whilst raising her two children in Brisbane, creativity has always been central to her essence.

Although Di's 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 focused 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 often celebrates the strong colours of our clear Australian light, a defining characteristic of her work.

ARTIST STATEMENT
"For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to paint and draw. Since 2010, my energies have been directed towards the beautifully translucent and fluid medium of watercolour; more recently I have been discovering more about oils and acrylics, both mediums which embolden my love of colour.

I’m drawn to painting subjects that are emotive, subjects that stir a memory or a feeling that I can relate to. Being a North Queensland girl at heart, I also love subjects with a quirky perspective, or suggest a cheeky sense of fun.
Art for me is an experience. I cannot say it any better than American Author Thomas Merton: I love that “…art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time".”

Education

1988 | University of Queensland, Bachelor of Physiotherapy
2010 – 2013 | Watercolours with Shirley Charlton
2014 | Watercolours with Maria Field
2014 | Gillian Rankin Botanical Art Classes
2015 | Introduction/Level 1 Oil Painting Marcel Desbiens
2015 | Brisbane Institute of Art Acrylic Techniques and Approaches Nameer Davis
2015 | Watercolours with Jan Lawnikanis

Exhibitions

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 | Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award, Brisbane
2014 | Mums’ Night Off, Blue Room Cinebar, Brisbane
2014 | Annual Exhibition Watercolour Society of Queensland, Brisbane
2014 | Gillian Rankin Annual Student Exhibition, Brisbane
2015 | Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane
2015 |Autumn Exhibition Watercolour Society of Queensland, Brisbane
2015 |Annual Exhibition Watercolour Society of Queensland, Brisbane
2015 | Scenes of Queensland Group Exhibition, Aspire Gallery
2016 | Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane

Press

AWARDS
2014 | Gallery Finalist, Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award
2015 | In Show Finalist Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular Gallery
2015 | Gallery II Finalist, Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,650
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
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$2,330
61cm (W) x 91cm (H)
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$2,450
122cm (W) x 61cm (H)
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$2,550
152cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,650
91cm (W) x 60.5cm (H)
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$2,450
151cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,650
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$980
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$980
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Mixed Media
$860