Raising the Roof Auction for St. Mary's Church, Baconsthorpe

About Mungo McCosh

Mungo McCosh was born in 1970. He studied fine art at Central St. Martins in London and in Glasgow before moving to Istanbul, where he lived for six years. The Crimean memorial church in that city has a rood screen painted by him. He now lives with his wife, the painter Phoebe Cope, and their two children in a remote house in the Scottish borders surrounded by sheep and heather. He commutes 20 yards daily to his studio where he works as a painter, printmaker and architect manqué. He has illustrated for publications as diverse as Granta and Country Life, and works with a wide variety of publishers including Jonathan Cape, who in 2005 published An Alphabet of Aunts, and enjoyable collaboration with the literary agent Caroline Dawnay. In 2004 he worked as an embedded artist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Iraq, and in 2007 and 2008 accompanied HRH The Prince of Wales as artist on official tours to Uganda, Turkey and the Caribbean. He likes ginger-coloured cats, Seljuk mosques, rice puddings and planting trees.