A Sense of Place
- Tuesday 17 April 2012 to Thursday 3 May 2012
- Lewis Elton Gallery
- Open to:
- Staff, Students, Public
- Admission price:
- Admssion Free
- Admission information:
- Monday - Friday 10 - 5. Weekends by prior appointment (48hrs notice)
In association with Messum's of Cork Street, London. Alan Cotton is one of Britains most distinguished landscape painters.
Excited by the malleability of oil paint, liberally applied by knife, his paintings exude luscious physicality. Unashamedly romantic in his approach he travels extensively to find terrains that excite him, but returns often to his emotional centre in Devon. Wherever he chooses to paint, Cotton's work celebrates the splendour of the natural world.
In 2005 he accompanied His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji as his Tour Artist. In May 2011 and again in October, he was Expedition Artist to Everest with the explorer David Hempleman-Adams. He is founding member and first President of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts, which supports young artists. In 2006 he was awarded a Honorary Doctorate (D.Litt) by the University of Exeter for his 'outstanding contribution to the Arts'. In October 2011 he was made an Honorary Professor of Art at the University of Bath.
Alan Cotton will attend the exhibition opening on Monday 16 April at 17:30. The evening includes a talk about people and places from his travels, including his recent Everest expedition. The talk will take place at 18:30 in the Griffiths Lecture Theatre.
For more information on Alan Cotton and to see more examples of his work, please visit his website.
Preview: Monday 16 April 5:30pm
Jenny Perry's book Alan Cotton: Giving Life a Shape will be available to purchase at the exhibition.