Geoffery Cox - wildlife Artist

Geoffery Cox - wildlife Artist

About Geoffrey Cox - Wildlife Artist

Geoffrey Cox - Wildlife ArtistI came to my present career by way of a degree in zoology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, followed by seven years working as a copywriter and author/editor of medical textbooks for a publishing firm in London. During that time art was a hobby, although I was asked to illustrate two wildlife books for publication in New Zealand. Returning to New Zealand in the late 1980s, I began my career as a writer and illustrator specialising in natural history books. I have subsequently both written and illustrated 16 books, and illustrated over 40.

In addition I have illustrated three sets of wildlife stamps for New Zealand Post, and a set of dinosaur first day covers for American Post. I have built models, both life-size and scale, of New Zealand's prehistoric animals that, together with illustrations, maps and diagrams can be found in museums throughout New Zealand. I have also designed T-shirt motifs for the tourist trade. My illustrations have appeared in books and magazines in Europe, USA, Australia and, of course, New Zealand. Commissions have ranged in size from entire museum displays and lavishly illustrated books to single pen diagrams. In addition to those already mentioned, my clients have included the World Wide Fund for Nature, Department of Conservation and New Zealand Geographic magazine, the Auckland Observatory, several museums and many publishers.

Commissioned work is my specialty. Should you think you have a project for me I would be delighted to discuss it with you.