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When I was a fine arts major in college, I never realized that I could make a living doing something that I loved. After many years of experimentation, instruction, inspiration, and on the job training, I have gained the knowledge I need to run an exciting and successful business.

College years were crazy. I attended four different colleges in four years, each year in a different city...Greenville, NC, then Rome, Italy for two years, Munich, Germany for one year, and then off to Tampa, Florida to finish up. In the College of Fine Arts, my concentrations were in drawing, painting, and ceramics. In Europe I was a student of my surroundings. I took in the architecture, the museums, creativity and the art history that was all around me. It was a wonderful and enriching time.

Back home in Virginia Beach, I married and began a family. In the early 1980's, BRUSHSTROKES by Cathy Cox, my decorative arts business, was launched and it has been quite a ride ever since. I never met a challenge I did not like and I always strive to do top quality work. I have a wonderful clientele here in Hampton Roads and the Mid Atlantic region and have worked in some of the finest homes and businesses in the area. For twenty-plus years I have painted just about every subject matter and on every type of surface that I can think of. I am constantly learning and excited about what is new out there.

Again I am spreading my wings. I am currently painting canvases with a group called the Tidewater 20. On canvas I am able to experiment with more expressive painting styles, textures, mixed media, and interpretive subject matter.

I hope you enjoy browsing my website galleries. I welcome your comments and would love to help you in any of your future painting or art projects. Please get in touch with me at my e-mail address on the contact page.