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The Colaton Raleigh artist will be featured in a new exhibition in London.

12:56 PM September 5, 2022

A Colaton Raleigh artist has just completed fifty new paintings for a new exhibition in London.

Taking place at the David Messum Gallery in St James, September 7-30. It includes works from many places he has visited over the years, including paintings from Provence, Piedmont, Tuscany, Morocco, Tibet, Venice, the West Coast. of Ireland, and closer to home, on the River Sid near Sidbury and at Hartland in North Devon.

A spokesperson for David Messum said: “Alan Cotton is one of Messum’s most popular and enduring artists and we are delighted to announce a major exhibition of his new paintings in September.

“Cotton’s relationship with oil painting and his understanding of the appeal of mediums are key to his work now instantly recognizable and sought after internationally.

“His appreciation and technique of impasto in oils results in texturally assertive landscapes that combine impasto with atmospheric perspective. keep in oil.”

Alan is an internationally renowned artist who also recently received a Queen’s Honor for his services to the arts in the South West.

Local artist Alan Cotton was named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honors list to receive an MBE for his service to the arts in the South West earlier this year.

Alan was born in Redditch before moving to East Devon in the mid sixties and has painted from a young age. He first moved to East Devon and built his home and studio in Colaton Raleigh.

Some of Alan’s works on display include:

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Co Kerry – Calm Evening on the Loch

Provence – The Ocher Quarry of Rustrel

Devon – Sunlight through summer leaves

And many more works you can see online at and for more information visit the gallery at 12 Bury Street, London.

Some of Alan Cotton’s works are on display.
– Credit: Alan Cotton.

The exhibition opens on September 7 and will run until the 30th. For more information, visit Davd Messum’s website here Alan Cotton 2022 – Messum’s | Fine Art Est.1963 (