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The Benefits of the Blade - International Artist, October/November 2012
 

The Benefits of the Blade
International Artist, October/November 2012

Alan Cotton proves that the knife is more versatile and vigorous than the brush
From my earliest memories, when using brushes made by my mother from her own hair, I have loved to draw and paint and the physical, tactile quality of oil paint has always thrilled me. I grew up in a family of six in a small two bed-roomed house in the industrial . . .   Read full Article

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Art on Top of the World - Art of England, October 2012, issue 95
 

Art on Top of the World
Art of England, October 2012, issue 95

Alan Cotton's search for adventure and inspiration soared to new peaks when he took en plein air to the summit - of Everest. Here he tells of his exhilarating journey to the magnificent climes of the highest mountain in the world.
Alan Cotton is first and foremost an artist - one of Britain's most distinguished landscape painters. He has travelled the world to find images . . .   Read full Article

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Mount Everest - Artists & Illustrators, September 2012
 

Mount Everest
Artists & Illustrators, September 2012
Article by Alan Cotton

Landscape artist Alan Cotton had longed to paint Mount Everest but, as these exclusive diary extracts reveal, this trip of a lifetime involved plenty more highs and lows than he bargained for.
I always had ambitions to paint in high mountains. Snowdonia and Ben Nevis didn't tax me too much, . . .   Read full Article

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Top of the World - Devon Life, September 2012, issue 141
 

Top of the World
Devon Life, September 2012, issue 141
Article by Phil Griffin

Artist Alan Cotton achieved a lifelong ambition to paint Everest when he visited base camp with explorer David Hempleman-Adams
Anyone who has spent time in the mountains will tell you of their immense beauty as the light changes rapidly, creating new . . .   Read full Article

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A Private View with Alan Cotton - Points West - Issue One, 2011
 

A Private View with Alan Cotton
Points West - Issue One, 2011
Article by Judi Spiers

Judi Spiers in conversation with Alan Cotton.
Colaton Raleigh based Alan Cotton is one of Britain's most distinguished landscape artists. His efforts however weren't always appreciated. At One time his auntie wanted to throw him out . . .   Read full Article

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A Life in Landscape - Exeter Living - Autumn 2010
 

A Life in Landscape
Exeter Living - Autumn 2010
Article by Clare Blake

Clare Blake talks to Alan Cotton, one of the most significant landscape painters working in the UK today.
Clouds scud in torn ribbons across a stormy sky while shocks of white spray explode as breakers hit rocks and foam around knobbly striations of dark stone, like the partially submerged . . .   Read full Article

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Friendships that helped make a dream come true - Western Morning News - Saturday 25th September 2010
 

Friendships that helped make a dream come true
Western Morning News - Saturday 25th September 2010
Article by Janet King

Janet King finds artist Alan Cotton full of gratitude as his work flies off the wall.
Meeting landscape artist Alan Cotton is an uplifting experience. Like one of his sweeping oil . . .   Read full Article

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Art Request of Top Cruise Ship Magnate - Sidmouth Herald - September 2010
 

Art Request of Top Cruise Ship Magnate
Sidmouth Herald - December 2009

It is the type of commission that comes along once in a life-time.
For Colaton Raleigh artist Alan Cotton it was to produce five paintings of Venice for the Miami home of shipping magnate Howard Frank
The vice-president of Carnival plc, a cruise company that encompasses Cunard and P&O as well as . . .   Read full Article

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Painting Grounds - Devon Life - November 2008
 

Painting Grounds
Devon Life - November 2008
Article by Judi Spiers

Alan Cotton's paintings celebrate his love of oil paint and his delight in looking at extraordinary places. Judi spoke to this distinguished artist at his studio in Colaton Raleigh.
he Alan Cotton print Piemonte in Diano d'Alba - sold to Judi Spiers! Yes! After years of receiving . . .    Read full Article

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Paint with a sensuous impact - The Artist - August 2007
 

Paint with a sensuous impact
The Artist - August 2007
Article by Oliver Lange

Inspired by the drama of cliffs and sea, Alan Cotton describes how he uses the texture of oil paint to achieve the powerful effects in his paintings
Alan Cotton's evocative, powerfully expressed landscapes belong to the great tradition of English romantic painting. They are works inspired by significant places and specific . . .   Read full Article

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The Artist's Palette - Alan Cotton - The Artist - March 2007
 

The Artist's Palette - Alan Cotton
The Artist - March 2007
Article by Oliver Lange

An oil painter who works principally with painting knives explains to Oliver Lange how they determine his working method
Alan Cotton works principally in oils, enjoying the sensuous nature of the medium and skilfully exploiting the use of various marks and . . .   Read full Article

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Return to Hartland - ART in Devon, issue 9, Summer 2007
 

Return to Hartland
ART in Devon - issue 9, Summer 2007
Article by Jenny Pery

Alan Cotton seems to be getting more vibrant with his views of the rugged coastline. Jenny Pery finds out what keeps on inspiring this South Devon painter
n September the Walker Galleries in Sidbury are staging an exhibition of paintings by one of Devon's most prominent painters. Alan Cotton's exhibition, . . .   Read full Article

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Alan on tour with Charles - The Exmouth Journal - 2005
 

Alan on tour with Charles
The Exmouth Journal - 2005
Article by Di Bowerman

Colaton Raleigh-based international artist Alan Cotton tells Di Bowerman about his time on a royal tour.
If, in the future, Prince Charles takes up oil painting instead of watercolours, it might be because Colaton Raleigh landscape artist Alan Cotton has had a hand in it.
Alan has just returned from accompanying the Prince on his . . .   Read full Article

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A Sense of Place - International Artist - April/May 2004
 

A Sense of Place
International Artist - April/May 2004

In this showcase of Alan Cotton's paintings from a recent London exhibition, the reader is taken from the searing yellows and crimsons of the Mediterranean to the cool greens and blues of Ireland, from the sun bleached square in Marrakech at midday to the early morning interior of the Venice Fish Market. Each painting is distinctively a "Cotton", yet variation and contrast give each one . . .   Read full Article

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Rich rewards of life on a knife edge - Western Morning News - 5 December 2003
 

Rich rewards of life on a knife edge
Western Morning News - 5 December 2003
Article by Frank Ruhrmund

Frank Ruhrmund previews a Christmas show by an artist he has known for two decades.
One of this country's leading landscape painters, Devon artist Alan Cotton, is opening the doors of his studio this weekend for a Christmas exhibition of paintings and print . . .   Read full Article

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Alan's art set for a return to its Devon roots - Express & Echo - Saturday 8 February 2003
 

Alan's art set for a return to its Devon roots
Express & Echo - Saturday 8 February 2003
Article by Alan Cole

WEEKEND INTERVIEW
Devon artist Alan Cotton has travelled the world searching for the perfect view. His journeys have taken him far and wide from the pastoral landscapes of mainland Europe to the striking mountain regions of Morocco. But the roaming painter always returns to Devon . . .   Read full Article

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Alan Cotton - 'A sense of place' - Devon Life - Spring 2001
 

Alan Cotton - 'A sense of place'
Devon Life - Spring 2001
Article by Ian Collins

Paintings from Venice, Provence, Piemonte and the West Coast of Ireland.
Alan Cotton is skilled in the art of communication. He is a landscape painter, whose passions are for places and pigment and people. Throughout his life, accidents and chance . . .   Read full Article

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Images New - The Exmouth Journal - 11th March 1999
 

Images New
The Exmouth Journal - 11th March 1999

Painter Alan Cotton fresh back from the fascinating sub continent of India.
Painter Alan Cotton never ceases to search for new and stimulating starting points for his paintings. This has taken him to many parts of the world, though until now he has worked mainly in Europe, for 20 years in Provence and Venice, but also in Cyprus, Tuscany and more recently in Co Kerry, Connemara and . . .   Read full Article

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Alan Cotton "Have Easel Will Travel" - Devon Life - September 1997
 

Alan Cotton "Have Easel Will Travel"
Devon Life - September 1997

"From Devon to Ireland via Provence, Tuscany, Cyprus and Venice".
When Alan Cotton first began painting in Devon in the early 70's he was captivated by the drama of Hartland in the north and the tranquil beauty of the Otter Valley near his home in Colaton Raleigh. His Hartland canvases captured the power and grandeur of the . . .   Read full Article

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A Christmas Taste of Sunshine - Style Magazine - Winter 1991
 

A Christmas Taste of Sunshine
Style Magazine - Winter 1991
Article by Linda Winter

My first visit to the studio and home of the painter, Alan Cotton was on a late September day when the air was still brimming with the scents and sounds of an English summer. Buzzards soared over the rolling Devon landscape, the sky was still sharp and blue. In the distance were the rolling Westcountry . . .   Read full Article

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Red Arrows lead artist to Cyprus - Western Morning News - 9 March 1991
 

Red Arrows lead artist to Cyprus
Western Morning News - 9 March 1991
Article by Derek Lean

Hurtling through the sky at 500 mph in one of the Red Arrows' Hawk fighter-trainers might seem a far cry from the world of an artist. But, in a way, for internationally acclaimed East Devon artist Alan Cotton, the flight of a lifetime was part of a voyage that led him to his . . .   Read full Article

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Alan Cotton in Provence - Arts Review - 23 September 1988
 

Alan Cotton in Provence
Arts Review - 23 September 1988
Article by Graham Hughes

It is good news when a dealer as distinguished and energetic as David Messum not only opens a sumptuous new London gallery, but begins with two living artists. The first show there was by John Miller (see our front cover, July 15). Now follows another . . .   Read full Article


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