Alan Cotton is one of Britain’s most distinguished landscape painters, whose work is held in public and private collections worldwide. His distinctive paintings are laid onto canvas with painting knives using rich impasto pigments.
In 2006, The University of Exeter awarded Alan an Honorary Doctorate for his ‘outstanding contribution to the Arts’ and in 2011 he was appointed Honorary Professor for the Arts at the University of Bath. He is President Emeritus and a founding member of the South West Academy. Alan has accompanied HRH the Prince of Wales as Tour Artist to Sri Lanka, Fiji, Australia and New Zealand and travelled as Expedition Artist to Mount Everest with explorer David Hempleman-Adams.
Contours in Colour: Alan Cotton (17 September to 1 November) features paintings from the last forty years and comes to RAMM following its opening at the new Centre for the Arts at the University of Bath.
Alan Cotton is represented internationally by Messum’s Fine Art, Cork Street, London.
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