Alan Cotton (born 1936)
Piemonte - Dogliani in misty light
Signed and titled verso
Oil on canvas,
24 x 24 inches
26 x 26 inches with the frame
Exhibited : David Messum, London, 2011
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A wonderful view of an Italian vineyard in the Piedmont (or Piemonte) region in North West Italy. The area is known for its wine and truffles and this particular scene is in Dogliani ,an area known for the Dolcetto grape. The scene is painted with wonderful impasto, the fiery palette sculpted with a palette knife to give fabulous texture.
Alan Cotton was born in Redditch Worcestershire. He trained at the Bournville School of Art, Birmingham College of Art, Birmingham University and at the University of Exeter.
He moved to Devon in the late 1960's, a county which has greatly inspired his work. In turn, he also greatly contributed to the artistic life of the South West as a founder member and president of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts, and through his connections to many other arts committees and charities.
In 2005, he was appointed tour artist to HRH, The Prince of Wales during official visits to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Sri Lanka.
His work can be found in numerous prestigious private and public collections both in the U.K. and internationally.
An entertaining interview with the artist can be seen here: Judi Spiers meets South West Landscape Artist Alan Cotton
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