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 . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
A Sense of Place
International Artist - April/May 2004
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 . . .
Alan's art set for a return to its Devon roots
Express & Echo - Saturday 8 February 2003
Article by Alan Cole
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .