Alan Cotton is one of Britain's most distinguished landscape painters. Cotton was brought up in Redditch, Worcestershire and undertook his art studies at Ruskin Hall, Bournville School of Art, Birmingham College of Art, Birmingham University and at the University of Exeter. He has channelled his success into many charitable works, including his 2013 Art for Life Auction for the Children’s Hospice South West.
Cotton’s relationship with oil paint is the key to his now immediately recognisable and internationally sought-after work. His understanding of the medium's allure, challenges and caprices translate into assertively textured landscapes that join impasto with atmospheric perspective. Executed in high colour keys, these paintings retain a purity of pigment that is exceptionally difficult to retain in oil.