FIONA COTTON PAINTINGS

Fiona Cotton is a contemporary realist painter, specialising in still life painting  and portraiture.  She has spent time in Florence studying classical painting techniques. She 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 began her art training at a young age with professional artist Mary Martin in the UK before moving to Australia in her teens. She has a BA in Fine Art and Drama (Flinders University), a Diploma of Education (Adelaide University), a Cert TEFL (RSA London) and an MA (Macquarie University). She developed a career in teaching and research in English and Linguistics all the while painting whenever she could. In 2010 she returned to painting from her academic position at University of New South Wales, Canberra. She has travelled extensively to study art in Europe, Asia and the USA. She studied with David Costello at the Canberra School of Art from 2010 to 2013, then in Italy, taking intensive courses at the Florence Academy of Art (2014, 2015), and the Charles Cecil Studios (2016). She has taken many master workshops including with Joshua LaRock, Michael Klein, Cesar Santos, Jason Arkles and Andrew Bonneau. Her work can be seen at the

A.K. Bellinger Gallery, Inverell.
 

Education

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2011-13

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Andrew Bonneau Portrait Workshop

Joshua LaRock Workshop

Jason Arkles, Artistic Anatomy, Brisbane 

Andrew Bonneau Workshop, NPG

Michael Klein Workshop

Andrew Bonneau Workshop, Brisbane

Cesar Santos Workshop, Florence Studio
Charles H Cecil Studios, Florence
Florence Academy of Art Intensive
Florence Academy of Art workshop

Canberra School of Art, part time

BA Fine Art and Drama, Flinders University, SA

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, the Florence Studio

 , Rosemary's Brushes, Yorkshire

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