Alan Cotton  
 

Paintings - Cyprus

Vines and Olive Trees - 24" x 30" - 61cm x 76cm
Vines and Olive Trees - 24" x 30" 61cm x 76cm
  Summer Landscape Near Paphos II - 36" x 40" - 91.4cm x 101cm
Summer Landscape Near Paphos II - 36" x 40" 91.4cm x 101cm

"I first went to Cyprus in late Autumn and found the landscape bleached and arid from the intense heat of summer, with nothing to inspire me. I returned in May and the landscape was simply overwhelming, vibrant with colour. Everywhere there were crops, vines, olive trees and wonderful species of plants that I had never seen anywhere else."

Golden Summer Landscape 36" x 40" - 91.4cm x 101cm
Golden Summer Landscape 36" x 40" 91.4cm x 101cm
  A sketch by Alan Cotton

"In Cyprus, particularly on the on the slopes of the Troodos, the ground is harder to cultivate than in Provence or Tuscany and the hillsides have been sculpted to create terraces on which to grow vines and olives. Perhaps more than anywhere, the Cyprus landscape offered me the opportunity to use vast swashes of colour against which the foreground plants of bewildering variety, create tremendous spacial depth in my paintings"

Landscape Near Paphos - 36" x 40" - 91.4cm x 101cm
Landscape Near Paphos - 36" x 40" 91.4cm x 101cm
  Evening Fields - 24" x 24" -
Evening Fields - 24" x 24" 60.96cm x 60.96cm

Summer Landscape Near Paphos I   24" x 20" -  60.96cm x 50.8cm
Summer Landscape Near Paphos I - 24" x 20" 60.96cm x 50.8cm
  A sketch by Alan Cotton

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