Gay P. Cox, who was born and raised in England. She studied at what is now Leeds Beckett University, Yorkshire England, with a double major in education and art. Continuing her education at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Boston.
Influenced by artists such as: Wassily Kandinsky, Van Gogh and Rembrandt, Gay defines her work as “transvision” about seeing beyond the bare facts in front of us to something vaster and full of grace, and about making that invisible reality present, expressive and tangible to others.
"I strive for this by using classical disciplines in figure, portraiture and landscapes but giving them free rein in a color-filled expressionism. The intent is to create works that seem to burst from the two-dimensional confines of the surface and create for the viewer new ways of seeing. My subjects typically are drawn from the visible world: trees, flowers, patches of gardens and places, such as a cathedral or a town square in El Salvador. I research these objects extensively to “see” them in full. I usually paint them in a series, with a central theme, such as creation, trees, light, transformation, mystery. I abstract the concrete and overlay multiple perspectives, striving to express the “lived” essence of an object and the experience of that object, rather than capture a basic form."