Oil & Ink Paintings

If you are interested in purchasing a painting or coming to my studio in Waterloo to view them from life (which I highly recommend) send me a email at tomcoxart@hotmail.co.uk

White Hart

Bursting with Phalocyanine blue, this punchy piece depicts afternoon drinkers at the White Hart pub in Crystal Palace, just at the end of my road. As I stood and did the initial sketch I had a great interaction with the various people sitting at the tables, and for the first time, when I finished and showed them the sketch I got a round of applause! This made me laugh and love the community in which I live.

Indian ink & oil on canvas | 40 x 70 cm | £750

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Pop, patties & fabric

My latest painting of Brixton, this time on the pedestrian market road with food trucks and street life. There is always a dynamic energy in Brixton which I sought to capture in this colourful painting.

Indian ink & oil on canvas | 55 x 70 cm | £850

Payment plan of £70.83 for 12 months

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Bouquets & Espresso

Bouquets & espresso was done outside Embankment tube station, a place I visit frequently on my way to the galleries and art shops of central London. I have previously painted Villiers Street, at the end of which this station is found.

As with all of my paintings in 2019 I have been focusing primarily on punchy colour palettes and embracing the dark original ink marks.

Indian ink & oil on canvas | 55 x 70 cm | £850

Payment plan of £70.83 for 12 months

As the night sets in

As the night sets in is one of my most dynamic pub scenes, capturing the revellers on a March Saturday evening in Shoreditch. The lines I used to structure the characters in this scene are indicative of a new style developing. Allowing for abstracted form within the subjects, yet unifying the group through use of colour and perspective.

Indian ink & oil on canvas | 70 x 100 cm | £2,000

Payment plan of £166.66 for 12 months

Congregation

This scene portrays art collectors queuing at the launch night of an art fair in Shoreditch. As a member of London’s art scene I found the observation particularly reflective of my own experiences. This painting has inspired me to seek exhibition launches and other such congregations of people for future subjects.

I painted this using a flat edge brush, hence the straight lines and squared off blocks of colour which make up the characters. This has lead some to say that the scene looks stylised like the still from an animation.

Indian ink & oil on canvas | 70 x 100 cm | £2,000

Payment plan of £166.66 for 12 months

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Saved by Shakespeare

The Horse and Groom pub is a historic music venue and drinking establishment in Shoreditch. Currently it is surrounded by huge new developments engulfing the entire block where it is based, which begged the question, what saved it from demolition?

In 2013 it was under threat from development, but the remains of Shakespeare’s first theatre, the Curtain Theatre, was found below it. It is meant to be the first theatre in which he performed Romeo and Juliet. The front of the building was where the entrance to the theatre was and the rest is behind the pub, which is now being excavated. As a result, all three of these buildings became protected, literally saved by Shakespeare.

Indian ink & oil on canvas | 80 x 120 cm | £2,500

Payment plan of £208.33 for 12 months

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Portobello Paradise

This artwork leans to the more abstract side of scenes that I paint. With the priority laying in colour and line. This fun, punchy painting is of the Ladbrook Grove side of Portobello Road. I feel like the block of bold colour express the vibrancy of the area.

Indian ink & oil on canvas | 70 x 80 cm | £1,450

Payment plan of £120.83 for 12 months

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Night Time Rush

This is a night scene of rush hour in Brixton during the dark evenings of January. I am always both energised and exhausted by the throngs of people found on Brixton high street. It is such a melting pot of people, noises, crowds, shouting, beeping and revelling. It is the epicentre of South London life and that it why it is a subject I return to again and again.

Indian ink & oil on canvas | 55 x 70 cm | £850

Payment plan of £70.83 for 12 months

Up High - Elephant & Castle, 2018 | Indian ink & oil on canvas | 70 x 100 cm | £1,500

Beautiful Brutalism, 2017 | Indian ink & oil on canvas | 91 x 122 cm | £3,000

Waterloo Book Vendors, 2018 | Ink & oil on canvas | 100 x 50 cm | £1,000

Halt, 2016 | Indian ink & oil on canvas | 65 x 90 cm | £1,500


Marrakech

Medina Lanes, 2019 | Indian ink & oil on canvas | 55 x 70 cm | £750

Mint Tea and Moroccan Black, 2019 | Indian ink & oil on canvas | 55 x 70 cm | £750

Outside the Old City, 2019 | Indian ink & oil on canvas | 55 x 70 cm | £750

Jemaa el-Fna, 2019 | Indian ink & oil on canvas | 55 x 70 cm | £750


City Punch Series

Home time, 2019 | Spray paint on canvas | 55 x 100 cm | £600

Lunchtime in Shoreditch, 2019 | Spray paint on canvas | 55 x 100 cm | £600

Old Blue Last, 2019 | Spray paint on canvas | 55 x 100 cm | £600