Josie McCoy is a British artist who paints realist portraits of fictional characters from the world of film, television and music.
McCoy graduated from the MA Fine Art course at Central Saint Martin’s in 1999 and has exhibited widely since. Her paintings are included in private and public collections including the BBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Collection of University of Wales, Jeremy Mogford Collection, Borchard Collection of British Self-Portraits in the 20th Century and the Ofelia Martín & Javier Núñez Collection.
Her paintings have been selected four times for the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery and she was shortlisted for the Castellon International Painting Prize and the PS Mirabel Painting Prize. She received a Woo Charitable Foundation Arts Bursary and won the Centre of Attention Painting Prize.
She has had solo shows in London, Milan, Santiago de Compostela and Valencia and shown in group exhibitions in Europe, South America and the U.S.
Josie is from Plymouth in the UK and now lives in Valencia, Spain.
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