Alan Cotton has been represented internationally by Messum's Fine Art in the West End of London for over 30 years. He has work in the Royal Collections and in public collections worldwide. Private collectors include Lord Carnarvon, Lord Puttnam, Sheila Hancock, John Nettles, Judi Spiers, and Art Malik.
He has accompanied his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales as Tour Artist to Sri Lanka, Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand. Then traveled as Expedition Artist to Mount Everest with explorer David Hempleman-Adams in 2011 and later went with him to the Alps, exploring the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.
Alan was born in Worcestershire. His art studies began at Redditch and Bournville Schools of Art and continued at the Birmingham College of Art and the Universities of Birmingham and Exeter. His work is held in major collections in the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada, and the Middle East.