Josie McCoy is a graduate of Central St. Martin's College in London and she now lives and works in Valencia. She has exhibited widely in London and throughout Europe and her work has featured in many shows including the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery and Artfutures at the Royal Festival Hall.

In her unique oil paintings, Josie captures the here and the now to subvert the very nature of the 21st century's celebrity culture.  She celebrates the virtual, those who do not exist, suspending our disbelief and drawing us in, supplementing facts with questions. Are we looking at a character or an actor? Is it a painting or a photograph?