Alan Cotton  
 

Paintings - Provence

Bonnieux Towards Evening 24" x 24" - 61cm x 61cm
Bonnieux Towards Evening 24" x 24" 61cm x 61cm
  From Lacoste to Bonnieux 24" x 24" - 61cm x 61cm
From Lacoste to Bonnieux 24" x 24" 61cm x 61cm

"Provence has always been a first love - there are marvellous hill towns allowing me to look out over the landscape to observe the sunlit facets of the buildings and the light catching the sculptured landscape."

Gordes in Golden Light 30" x 24" - 76cm x 61cm
Gordes in Golden Light 30" x 24" 76cm x 61cm

Gordes in Hazy Light 30" x 24" - 76cm x 61cm
Gordes in Hazy Light 30" x 24" 76cm x 61cm
 

“Gordes for me is still one of the most sumptuous images in the South of France. I saw it for the first time on a summer evening, with the light falling across the incredible promontory from which buildings seem to grow out from the rock face. It is an image that has never left me and I have painted it many times from many viewpoints.”

A sketch by Alan Cotton

“The emotional response to the landscape of Provence is simply one of colour. The sensuality of colour and light affects the feeling one has for a region and in Provence I found a whole new colour vocabulary. The visual impact together with the whole way of life in that region is a potent mix.”


Luberon Lavender Fields 20" x 20" - 51cm x 51cm
Luberon Lavender Fields 20" x 20" 51cm x 51cm
  Early Morning in the Luberon 20" x 20" - 51cm x 51cm
Early Morning in the Luberon 20" x 20" 51cm x 51cm

“From the terraces of the hill towns you can look out over the landscape and view both man-made and natural patterns. You can see the contrast between the buildings and orchards or the crops growing in the fields and the way the farmers have sculpted the landscape over generations.”


Bonnieux Glimpsed Through Trees 20" x 20" - 51cm x 51cm
Bonnieux Glimpsed Through Trees 20" x 20" 51cm x 51cm
  Chaine de Alpilles in Hazy Light 20" x 20" - 51cm x 51cm
Chaine de Alpilles in Hazy Light 20" x 20" 51cm x 51cm


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