A native of Detroit, Alphonso Cox has been creating art since childhood. A self-taught artist, who has been sketching and drawing since he could pick up a pencil. These days, his life experiences are what drive and inspire him to create. He fell back into the art world after his older brother committed suicide at the young age of 25. To deal with the stress from his brother’s untimely death, he began drawing and painting with a great passion and vigor. A desire for perfection urges him to work hard and be a productive artist.
His first solo show was a celebration of life and music with a display of unique portraits of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Nina Simone and Bob Marley. The style he has developed is like no other - a true scientist of colors, materials, and process – exploring many techniques and mediums including ink, oil, acrylic, and charcoal. His work has been exhibited at many venues and galleries in Detroit and he’s recently branched out to the Chicago area. Alphonso has made a vow to go wherever the art world may take him and therefore share his talents with whomever he has the pleasure to meet. Alphonso is currently living in Detroit and is working as a freelance artist.