Fiona Cotton is a painter in the realist tradition, who has a particular interest in still life painting and in capturing the quiet beauty of arrangements of everyday objects. She began her art training with professional artist Mary Martin in UK at a young age before moving to Australia in her teens. She has a bachelor’s degree in the History of Fine Art and Drama from Flinders University, South Australia, a Diploma of Education from Adelaide University and a Masters from Macquarie University. After a career in teaching both in the school sector and in academia, she has returned to painting full time. She took classes with David Costello at the Canberra School of Art from 2010 to 2013. She studied at the Florence Academy of Art in 2014 and 2015, taking classes with Melissa Sanchez, Rafael Guerra, Simone Moritz and Tanvi Pathare. She was a founding member of the Getting Group of artists together with Ann Maree Clark, Robert Laaring, Katie Hayne, Libby Salmon and Yvette Gilroy. The group held an inaugural exhibition in 2013 entitled Alembic at the Yarralumla Gallery, Canberra.
2015 EMSLA finalist, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, New South Wales.
2015 Group show, All Saint’s Art Exhibition, Ainslie, Canberra.
2015 Pirtek Still Life Award, Bowral District Art Society.
2013-2014. Alembic, Getting Group Exhibition, Yarralumla Galleries. December-January.