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FIONA COTTON
ASSOCIATED ARTIST

Fiona Cotton is a contemporary realist painter specialising in still life painting and portraiture.  She has spent time in Florence studying classical painting techniques at the Florence Academy and at the Charles Cecil Studios and has been a finalist in many art prizes including the AME Bale Art Prize, the Percival Portrait Prize, the Mosman Art Prize, the Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize and the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award.  Her work is featured in Still Life by Amber Creswell Bell published by Thames and Hudson in 2021.

"Painting from life and using traditional techniques I explore the gentle beauty of everyday objects in my still life work.  In a chaotic world, I try to create a quiet space where creative and joyful thoughts can flourish through contemplation of an image rich with colour and light. Painting for me is a never ending journey of exploration, a meditation where one is transported out of self in the pursuit of beauty.. My portraits, painted over a number of sittings, are a way to reveal something of the inner life of the sitters. 

AVAILABLE ARTWORKS

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions and Awards

2021   

2020   

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2019               

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2015               

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2013/4 

Winner Bienarte Award, Lethbridge 20000 Art Award

Christmas Exhibition, A K Bellinger Gallery

Semi-finalist for a still life and a portrait, 15th Art Renewal Centre Salon, USA 

Finalist, AME Bale Art Prize

Finalist, Lethbridge 20000 Art Award

Les Petit Travaux Small Works Exhibition, Aarwun Gallery

Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still life Award 

Christmas Exhibition, A K Bellinger Gallery  

Finalist, AME Bale Art Prize

Finalist, Percival Portrait Prize

Christmas Exhibition, Aarwun Gallery

Finalist, Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize

Finalist, Ravenswood Art Prize

People's Choice Winner, Squares, Strathnairn

Finalist, Mosman Art Prize for a portrait

Finalist, Mosman Art Prize for a still life

Finalist, EMSLA still Life Award

Finalist, Pirtek Still Life Award, Bowral 

Alembic, Getting Group Exhibition, Canberra

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