John Cosby

"When a person stands in front of one of my paintings, I want that person to feel the wind and the heat I felt when I painted it." - John Cosby

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John Cosby Posted Artwork 
47 months ago 
The Mohawk Valley by John Cosby
18 x 24
 
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The Canajoharie Creek by John Cosby
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Splashing in the Sun by John Cosby
12 x 16
 
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John Cosby Posted Artwork 
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La Jolla View by John Cosby
Oil 16 x 24
 
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John Cosby Posted Artwork 
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IMG_0708 by John Cosby
 
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John Cosby Posted Artwork 
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Wet Sand "Laguna" by John Cosby
Oil 24 x 36
 
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Bedrock Buttresses and Bricks by John Cosby
24 x 30
 
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John Cosby Posted Artwork 
49 months ago 
Cross Canyon Wash by John Cosby
18 x 24
 
 

 
John Cosby Posted Artwork 
49 months ago 
Going Out by John Cosby
12 x 16
 
 

 
John Cosby Posted Artwork 
49 months ago 
The Bayside Cafe by John Cosby
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John Cosby Posted Artwork 
49 months ago 
Colors of the Valley by John Cosby
16 x 24
 
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John Cosby Posted Artwork 
49 months ago 
The Homestead by John Cosby
12 x 16
 
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IMG_0693 by John Cosby
 
 

 
John Cosby Posted Artwork 
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Corner Light by John Cosby
10 x 12
 
 

 
John Cosby Posted Artwork 
49 months ago 
Along the Bay by John Cosby
12 x 16
 
 

 
John Cosby Posted Artwork 
49 months ago 
The D Line by John Cosby
Oil 12 x 20
 
 

 
John Cosby Posted Artwork 
49 months ago 
Way Southern BBQ by John Cosby
12 x 16
 
 

 
John Cosby Posted Artwork 
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IMG_0678 by John Cosby
 
 

 
John Cosby Posted Artwork 
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IMG_0674 by John Cosby
 
 

 
John Cosby Posted Artwork 
50 months ago 
Safe Water by John Cosby
16 x 24
 
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The Clubhouse by John Cosby
18 x 24
 
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Representation


Carmel Fine Art
Carmel, CA - 831-624-8010

Helena Fox Fine Art
Charleston, South Carolina - 843-723-0073

Vanessa Rothe Fine Art
Laguna Beach, CA - 949-280-1555

Waterhouse Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA - 805-962-8885



Biography


 
 
IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER
 
"While standing on location in a place I have never visited, I begin to recognize what is different about it from all the other places I have been. I try to capture that, the uniqueness," says Cosby.
 
As a painter Cosby travels extensively painting what he sees and feels.  Bold use of color and an energetic brush stroke combined with the truth of the place is what you will see and feel when viewing a painting by Cosby.
 
Born in Hollywood California in 1955, Cosby was raised in the west.  At an early age he began to draw and paint and was lucky enough to have been inspired by a grandmother who was an oil painter.  "She would give me the paint, some brushes and a scrap of canvas and set me off to paint.  This early experience took the fear out of creating a painting," said Cosby.
 
Cosby started traveling at an early age.  At 18 he was chosen as an advance man for the Executive Branch of the US Government, served under two Presidents and traveled the world.  He met many interesting people and saw many things but what most interested him were the great works of art he encountered.  "They haunted me and helped set the course for my career as a painter".  After leaving the White House, Cosby rebuilt an old classic sailing sloop designed by Nathaniel Herrishoff.  With a friend (who had dreams of being a writer) set sail up and down the eastern seaboard in the inland waterway for 3 years.  Thus he began his art career.
 
"Doing drawings of anything that moved me, things began to sell and my course was set," said Cosby.
 
Upon his return to the California, Cosby began painting the sea and landscape of coastal California.  With a strong gallery [...]

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