Eleanor Cox paints for the joy of painting, finding it a natural way to express her ideas, impressions, and reactions to nature, color, and mood. Using landscape, the garden, and still life, she captures her excitement of putting a brush to paper, making marks, creating edges, and using brilliant color. She enjoys sharing her skills in workshops and private classes.
Cox specializes in watercolors that feature color and light. Her work focuses on Virginia, but she has traveled abroad annually for 30 years to paint en plein air in England, Ireland, France, and Italy. Holding a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she has won many local and regional awards, including honors from the Southern Watercolor Society, the Baltimore Watercolor Society, the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, and the Virginia Watercolor Society, all organizations of which she is an artist member. Her work is in many private and corporate collections, including Forbes Magazine, Wells Fargo, Philip Morris Corporation, CSX, Capital One, First Union Bank, and James River Corporation.