Cancer Research UK
Chris Beetles Gallery, London, SW1Y 6QB
Thursday 2nd November 2017
Goats in the High Atlas 61 x 61cm
Alan has also donated a painting for auction in aid of Cancer Research UK The auction will take place on Thursday 2 November at Chris Beetles Gallery,
8-10 Ryder St,
London SW1Y 6QB
For more information call the gallery on 020 7839 7551
Kids for Kids (Dafur)
The John Bly Gallery, Chelsea, SW10 0TZ
Thursday 19th - 24th October 2017
Isle of Skye - Across the loch to Pinnacle Ridge 51 x 61cm
Alan was invited by his friend Ken Howard, to donate paintings for the Charity Kids for Kids for an exhibition and Auction - "Ken Howard and Friends" This is a charity which loans a family six goats, which provides milk, butter cheese and from which they breed and pass on goats to other families.
Devon Ebbing tide at Welcombe Bay
61 x 61cm
The Auction will be on view at:
The John Bly Gallery
1st floor 533 Kings Road,
Auction. Thursday 26th October 2017, 6.30 for 7.00 p.m. Entry is by tickets which are free but limited. To apply for tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07957206440.
Private Views. Thursday 19th October & Tuesday 24th October 2017 from 6.30 p.m.
Viewing. On view from 19th October until Auction during opening hours at The John Bly Gallery (Mon - Sat 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, Sun 11.00 am to 5.00 pm)
Art 4 Macmillan Charity Auction and Dinner
Rockbeare Manor, Exeter
Wednesday 4th October 2017
Alan is a Patron of the Art4Macmillan Fund Raising Event and together with other artists and sculptors, has donated a painting to the Art 4 Macmillan Auction. This will be a sparkling event at Rockbeare Manor near Exeter with a drinks reception, canapés and elegant dining in the ballroom, where the auction will take place. The work will also be on view at St. Stephen's Church in the centre of Exeter (next to House of Frazer), on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September. All the works in the auction will be exhibited there, together with other works which can be bought at the public viewing. For those who cannot make the dinner and auction at Rockbeare Manor on 4th October, sealed bids, to be included in the auction, can be left at St Stephens during the public viewing.
For tickets and more information about the Rockbeare Manor Dinner
and auction go to www.art4macmillan.events or contact Bridget Hill on 07801 307003
Dartmoor Otter Project Summer 2017
Alan has been involved in the Moor Otter project since last year, when the organiser, Dave Southern, invited him to select twenty professional artists to join him in painting a 3ft high resin otter, in any design of their choice. These will be auctioned at the end of September to raise money for the conservation 0f Dartmoor National Park. These otters, together with those of other artists, who submitted designs, will make up a 100 otters to be exhibited all around Dartmoor throughout the summer months. Whilst some artists have chosen to paint in their own individual styles, others have gone for the comic element, with Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, D’Arth Vada, Batman and even a bespectacled nun, making their appearance in venues around the moor. A booklet is being produced, with illustrations and a map, so that families or school groups can explore Dartmoor by going on an otter hunt. They can vote for their favourites and even post coins in their money boxes.
Alan chose “An Otter for All Seasons” (with apologies to Robert Bolt) and as you walk around the Otter he reveals some of the delights of Dartmoor throughout the four seasons of the year. Alan says that this is definitely a ‘one off’ - the only 3D Alan Cotton painting ever to be produced - a collector's item indeed!
The Moor Otters online bidding is now open and you can make bids for your favourite otter by going to www.moorotters.co.uk. Thirty otters will also go on to the live auction at Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood Auctioneers in Exeter, which will take place of Saturday 30th September. For more information about the live auction contact Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood Tel. 01392 413100 or Email email@example.com
Exhibition: Messum's Fine Art
28, Cork Street, London W1S 3NG
Tuesday 12th September - Friday 6th October 2017
Oils and Works on Paper
Church Beyond the Orchard at Strove
32 x 40 cm. Ink and water colour
The Church and Orchard at Strove
91 x 102 cm. Oil on Canvas
During his travels around the world as a working painter Alan has accumulated many books full of drawings, watercolours and pastels. These are the source material for all the oil paintings, most of which are completed back in his Devon studio. As he regards these as a series of personal memories, he has held on to them. With plans for a new book being launched next year in London, however, he and his dealer, David Messum, felt that exhibiting a collection of works on paper, along side some of the oil paintings would make an interesting exhibition, where people could see the gestation of the ideas in relation to the completed paintings in oils.
In this show there are 78 pieces of work from locations as diverse as Venice, Piemonte, Provence, Tuscany, Isle of Skye, Hartland and the West Coast of Ireland.
Delamore Arts, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9QT
Sunday 21st May 2017, 3pm
Alan Cotton at the Delamore Arts Sculpture Park, In Conversation with his biographer Jenny Pery
The Arts and Sculpture Exhibition takes place annually, every Day throughout May, at Delamore House and Gardens. It presents the largest collection of artists' work in one place in the South West. The extensive gardens feature ancient Rhododendrons and Azaleas, at their best in May, creating a vibrant and exciting backdrop to the finest Sculpture exhibition in Devon. There is also an exhibition by the Academicians of the South West Academy, in The Stable Gallery in the grounds. Based at Cornwood near Ivybrige, Delamore is right on the edge of beautiful Dartmoor and makes for a fantastic day out.
As part of the 2017 Delamore Arts Season, Alan will be in conversation with his biographer, the Art Historian, Jenny Pery about his many travels, with humorous stories and some hair-raising experiences. His talk will include journeys he has made as Tour Artist with His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, as Expedition Artist to Mount Everest, with explorer and adventurer David Hempleman Evans, and his most recent trips to Transylvania and to Provence, where he met with his friend, the Lacoste Poet - a fascinating Irishman, who allowed him to work in the
garden of playwright Sir Tom Stoppard.
Visit Delamore this coming Sunday for Alan's conversation with Jenny on stage at 3pm. Earlier enjoy the exhibition of paintings and sculpture in Delamore House and explore the wide range of sculptures in the beautiful gardens, including 20 otters painted by well known artists, which together with 80 others will be exhibited around Dartmoor throughout the summer.
For more information and to book tickets for Alan's talk, contact David on 01752 837663 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio Exhibition at Brockhill Studio
3rd and 4th December 2016
10.00am - 5.00pm
After a gap of three years Alan is delighted once again to be opening his doors for a studio Exhibition at his home in Colaton Raleigh. After spending a long period working alone in his studio Alan says "it will be a joy to welcome everyone along to share my latest paintings whilst enjoying a pre-Christmas drink".
Following the terrific success of his London exhibition in the West End in September and October, this studio show features paintings from his recent travels to Transylvania along with work from the rugged mountains and swirling clouds of the Isle of Skye, the hill towns of Provence and Piemonte, the reflections in the canals of Venice and the wild coastline of Hartland in North Devon.
Transylvania is for many a land of legend and mystery, but for Alan it was an amazing discovery of an idyllic lifestyle unchanged for centuries. Alan was enthralled by the vibrancy of the wildflower meadows and has captured the hayricks and traditional farm buildings in his paintings.
In addition to the paintings there will also be 15 Limited Edition Prints only obtainable from the Artist's studio and the two biographies by Art Historian Jenny Pery, as well as catalogues from previous London Exhibitions.
Transylvania - Hayricks and Barns at Zalanpatak 41 x 51cm