Alan Cotton is one of Britain’s most distinctive Landscape Painters. He has been represented internationally by Messum’s Fine Art in Cork Street, London for the past 20 years, where his annual exhibitions have frequently sold out. On top of this, he has also carried out a large number of private and public commissions, including a series that were installed on the main staircase of the Queen Mary II.
In 2005, he accompanied HRH The Prince of Wales to Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji as his Tour Artist. In 2009, he was nominated as an icon by the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Committee. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2006 by the University of Exeter for his outstanding contribution to the arts and was later appointed Hon. Professor of Arts at the University of Bath.
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.