Guided Tour of South West Academy Exhibition
19 January 2016
Professor Alan Cotton, FRSA kindly agreed to give a tour of the latest South West Academy Exhibition to THG Friends and visitors.
A founder member of SWAc, Alan Cotton is one of Britain’s most distinguished landscape painters, whose work is held in public and private collections worldwide. His distinctive paintings are laid onto canvas with painting knives using rich impasto pigments. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Exeter for his ‘outstanding contribution to the Arts’ and he is an Honorary Professor for the Arts at the University of Bath. Alan has accompanied HRH the Prince of Wales as Tour Artist and travelled as Expedition Artist to Mount Everest with explorer David Hempleman-Adams. He is represented internationally by Messum’s Fine Art, Cork Street, London.
Professor Cotton led a fascinating talk, introducing the exhibition to the group, discussing specific paintings and offering an insight into individual artists, describing their backgrounds and different painting techniques.