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Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival 2019
Alan Cotton in Conversation with Jenny Pery
launch of their new book
"Alan Cotton - Drawn to Paint"
Wednesday 18th September 2019
Public Hall • 2pm • £10 (Students: £8)
The art historian Jenny Pery, author of Alan Cotton - Giving Life a Shape and the new book, Alan Cotton - Drawn to Paint, talks to one of Britain’s most successful landscape painters about his career. Alan has been represented internationally by Messum’s Fine Art in London for over 30 years and has paintings in public and private collections worldwide, including the royal collection. They’ll explore some of the amusing and scary moments during his travels all over the world, including as Tour Artist in the Southern Hemisphere with Prince Charles and as Expedition Artist to Everest with Sir David Hempleman-Adams. With honorary and academic posts at leading institutions, including the Universities of Exeter and Bath, and a founding member of the South West Academy, his is a stellar career with much to share.
Alan Cotton Exhibition 2019
David Messum Fine Art atLords Wood Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Private View over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday
14th and 15th September until 4th October
This year Alan Cotton’s Exhibition with David Messum will be held in the wonderful galleries at Lords Wood, It is here that Messum’s show all their Old Masters collection, including the Newlyn School of Artists. Alan is very proud to be the only contemporary artist that David has ever invited to have a one-man show at Lords Wood, which is David and Millie Messum’s home, once belonging to Lytton Strachey’s brother-in-law and one of the country retreats of the Bloomsbury Group.
In the grounds of Lords Wood David has created a beautiful Sculpture garden by some of the sculptors he represents, with an abundance of water features all of which visitors to the exhibition will be able to explore and enjoy.
The exhibition will include 50 new paintings from the West Coast of Ireland, Provence and Transylvania and will also be the national launch of his new book "Alan Cotton - Drawn to Paint" by Jenny Pery. A new film about Alan and his work is being filmed by Steve Russell Studios, at his studio in Colaton Raleigh and will be shown at the exhibition.
Alan Cotton Exhibition September 2019
"Drawn to Paint - Works on Paper"
Brook Gallery Budleigh Salterton
Private View Friday 6th September - 1st October