FIONA COTTON
SUSTENANCE

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.  She is delighted to be 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.  My portraits, painted from life, are a way to reveal something of the inner life of the sitters. Painting for me is a never ending journey of exploration, a meditation where you are transported out of self in the pursuit of beauty.

Lemons
Lemons

50 x 60 cm. Oil on Belgium Linen. Classic Italian Frame. $2600

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Mushrooms
Mushrooms

43 x 49 cm. Oil on Board. Classic Italian Frame. $1900

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Quinces in Meissen Dish
Quinces in Meissen Dish

50 x 60 cm. Oil on Linen. Classic Italian Frame. $2600

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Holly and Chinese Ginger Jar
Holly and Chinese Ginger Jar

40 x 50 cm. Oil on Belgium Linen. Classic Italian Frame. $1900

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Persephone's Temptation
Persephone's Temptation

46 x 56 cm. Oil on Belgium Linen. Classic Italian Frame. $2300

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Old Coffee Pot and Scroll
Old Coffee Pot and Scroll

46 x 56 cm. Oil on Belgium Linen. Classic Italian Frame. $2100

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Green Tomato Chutney
Green Tomato Chutney

40 x 50 cm. Oil on Board. Classic Italian Frame. $1900

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Lime Marmalade
Lime Marmalade

39 x 47 cm. Oil on Wood Panel. Classic Italian Frame. $1900

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Hot Cross Bun
Hot Cross Bun

43 x 49 cm. Oil on Wood Panel. Classic Italian Frame. $2300

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Crab Apple Jelly
Crab Apple Jelly

46 x 56 cm. Oil on Belgium Linen. Classic Italian Frame. $2400

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Raisin Scroll
Raisin Scroll

43 x 49 cm. Oil on Wood Panel. Classic Italian Frame. $2200

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Paris Nostalgia
Paris Nostalgia

43 x 49 cm. Oil on Wood Panel. Classic Italian Frame. $2200

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Exhibitions and Awards

2021               Winner Bienarte Award, Lethbridge 20000 Art Award

2020               Christmas Exhibition, A K Bellinger Gallery

2020               Semi-finalist for a still life and a portrait, 15th Art Renewal Centre Salon, USA 

2020               Finalist, AME Bale Art Prize

2020               Finalist, Lethbridge 20000 Art Award

2019               Les Petit Travaux Small Works Exhibition, Aarwun Gallery

2019               Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still life Award 

2018               Christmas Exhibition, A K Bellinger Gallery  

2018               Finalist, AME Bale Art Prize

2018               Finalist, Percival Portrait Prize

2017               Christmas Exhibition, Aarwun Gallery

2017               Finalist, Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize

2017               Finalist, Ravenswood Art Prize

2017               People's Choice Winner, Squares, Strathnairn

2016               Finalist, Mosman Art Prize for a portrait

2016               Finalist, Mosman Art Prize for a still life

2015               Finalist, EMSLA still Life Award

2015               Finalist, Pirtek Still Life Award, Bowral 

2013/4            Alembic, Getting Group Exhibition, Canberra