London based artists Nigel Cox was born in Ireland. He grew up in Dundalk, a small market town, before going to college in Liverpool, England in 1977. He moved to Hamburg in 1984 and painted small watercolours and oil paintings. During this period he exhibited his paintings in Hamburg, Dundalk and Paris. He moved back to London in 1989. In 2004, he started to paint in his current minimalistic, photorealistic style. Removing people form the busy streets of London and painting them into vast, usually empty, landscapes. His oil paintings have been in many prestigeous juried exhibitions. He has had nine solo gallery exhibitions in London, group shows in Singapore and Los Angeles and has had his work shown widely around the world.