Limited Edition Giclee Prints
By Brent Cotton
following recreations of his original oil paintings are available
as limited edition Giclee prints on canvas
Divine" © 2002
Limited edition of 150 signed and
numbered Giclee prints
"Mo'omeheu Kahiko" © 2002>
Limited edition of 150 signed &
numbered Giclee prints
Brent paints in the tradition of the tonalists,
a style popular from the 1880's to the early 1900's in which artists attempt to objectively and accurately record visual reality
in terms of transient effects of light and color.
As Brent puts it, "I'm inspired
by mood and drama, the fleeting effects of light. I hope my
paintings bring a sense of peace to the viewer, perhaps conjure
up a memory."
This artist works in all types of media, with oil being his favorite.
Rather than always using a typical artist's canvas, Brent most often paints on Belgium linen which he
affixes onto hardboard panel. This attention to detail is what helps make Brent's paintings the true
heirloom quality that they are.
Brent has already garnered many awards, including being selected as one of only four artists across the nation to
participate as Artist In Residence at Glacier National Park during 2001.
His work has been included in several other national shows, including being
selected twice for the highly prestigeous "Arts For The Parks" Top 100. This
year, Brent was also awarded the "People's Choice" as well as his painting
being selected as "The Best in the Regional Western states and Alaska/Hawaii.
Of Special Note:
Brent was Featured|
In a recent issue of Art Of The West Magazine
On the cover of the February, 2006 issue of The Artist's Magazine
In the February, 2005 issue of SouthwestArt Magazine
Article by Contributing Editor Todd Wilkinson, SouthwestArt Magazine:
"In 2003, Brent Cotton made a huge, career-transforming splash with a portrayal of Glacier National Park's Lake McDonald that won him
the People's Choice Award at the annual Arts for the Parks competition. The entry was an oil painting titled 'EVENSONG'. While its narrative
involves a lone kayaker plying Glacier's legendary mountain tarn at sundown, Cotton's approach, presented as a study in light, is minimal,
semi-abstract and impressionistic.
"Uncommonly provocative, it seizes the eye with a streak of sparkling water that has the effect of a horizontal
lightning strike flashing into our consciousness, crystallizing focus and flow through a sparseness of brushwork. Moreover, Cotton's sophisticated
treatment of background would make any urban minimalist cheer.
"Who says contemporary landscape painting in the West can't be soothingly nostalgic and electrifying avant-garde at the
same moment." (See February, 2005 issue for full story.)
C.W. Russell Auction Sets New Brent Cotton Sales Record
Recently, one of Brent's oil paintings, a Western landscape, fetched $40,000 at auction. This price set a new auction record for this size of a painting in this medium for Brent.
oil painting, this one 30" x 40" had set the previous high at auction for one of Brent's works at the C.W. Russell Auction. Held annually on the weekend closest
to Charlie Russells birthday (March 19) the C.M.
Russell Auction of Original Western Art in Great Falls,
Montana, is one of the largest western art auctions
in the world. Started in 1969, the Auction is a benefit
for the C.M. Russell Museum.
This is an invitation only auction, and being chosen to participate
is a great honor.
His painting "Evening in the Valley" was chosen as the winner of the first ever
'C.W. RUSSELL MUSEUM CEO AWARD' given for outstanding technical excellence and creative artistic interpretation.
Brent Cotton is in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Among his celebrity
collectors are Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw and Brent Mussberger.
The Giclee Printing Process
By Alesiamae Chow,
Director, Hana Coast Gallery
So that he could create prints using the artist canvas upon
which he paints his original work, Brent Cotton has turned to the
Giclee (zhee-clay) printing process.
The small fine arts editions
made by the Giclee process is a collaboration between the artist
and the printing craftspeople with the artist's color selection
and final approval essential to the overall printing process.
It lets a few other people enjoy in their own homes or offices the
image that Brent has painted, along with the collector who bought the
original oil painting. In other words,
Brent Cotton "makes" his small edition of prints after he has "made" the original oil
painting. We're not talking mass production here.
I've learned that Giclee prints are in the finest tradition of European printmaking
in that the prints are made individually, on a one-by-one basis,
instead of the mass production method of mechanical offset-lithography used for most
reproductive prints and posters today.
And I also discovered that the highly saturated, non-toxic printing
ink ends up producing a full spectrum of millions of colors and hues.
Brent has complete control of this color selection. His handsigned
signature on each print is evidence of his approval of that print. and
he individually numbers the print as well.
Forget all the technical stuff. The best part is
how this specially compounded water-based ink makes the prints look so lush and velvety.
The "tonality" is that of a fine oil painting on canvas.
Usually, small fine art-style editions of under five hundred
impressions are not cost efficient when using traditional off-set
lithography. Giclee printing allows the artist to establish a
smaller edition of two hundred prints or under at any
time, and at significantly less cost to the collector due to a
lack of upfront production costs.
And that's why Brent limits his editions to only 150 impressions.
That's one for you, and only 149 more for everyone else who has your good taste.
I hope that you find that one (or more) of the prints you are going to
see just below pleases your eye and you'll want to purchase one. If so,
why not give me a call on our Toll Free Number: 1-800-637-0188
Just ask for Alesia.
Come on, now. Wouldn't one of these Brent Cotton
prints on canvas
look lovely in YOUR home?
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