Elaine Cox, who studied at Saint Martins School of Art, is a painter and jeweller whose work is inspired by landscape. She has undertaken numerous commissions for clients including: Scottish Ballet, EMI Records and the BBC.


Elaine uses mixed media in her paintings. Avoiding conventional representation she creates multi-layered collages of richly textured surfaces which explore the effects of time, the elements and human activity upon the land to alter, reveal and transform.

Elaine's jewellery has an organic sculptural quality with richly textured surfaces. Working primarily in silver and gold her work explores contrasts; rough with smooth, matt with burnished, light with dark and precious with non-precious. The use of unpolished minerals maintains a link with, and celebrates, the material's origins. Pieces are either one-off, limited edition or made to commission.

Elaine is a Crafts Council Selected Maker and her work is featured on the Goldsmiths Companys' directory 'whos who in gold and silver'.

In 2011 Elaine was awarded an Arts Council grant to fund exhibiting at the New York Museum of Arts & Design and to create a new body of work called 'Contours & Grids: Landscapes for Wearing', inspired by the New York cityscape.

Selected Exhibitions

V & A, London

Alternatives, Rome

Design Yard, Dublin

Lesley Craze Gallery, London

Goldsmiths Hall, London

Electrum, London

Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Scotland

Dazzle, Atrium Theatre, Edinburgh & National Theatre, London

Bircham Contemporary Arts, Holt, Norfolk

Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

King's Lynn Arts Centre

King of Hearts Gallery, Norwich

Montage Gallery, Whitby

CCA Gallery, Cambridge

Smiths Galleries, London

White Gallery, Brighton

Bury St Edmunds Gallery, Suffolk

Cadogan Contemporary, London

St Leonards Gallery, Stamford