Brent Cotton is an award-winning, nationally recognized artist who lives in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana. He prefers to paint in the tonalist/luminist style made popular in the late 1800s, seeking to create works that are mood-evoking and have a timeless quality. His work can be found in many private and corporate collections throughout the country.
An avid outdoorsman, Cotton can often be found standing in one of the local rivers with a fly rod in his hand or at the oars of his drift boat. The close proximity to some amazing blue-ribbon trout streams is one of the many reasons he and his family make their home in the Bitterroot Valley. This passion has led Cotton to focus on sporting art, particularly fly-fishing as a common theme in his work.
He is the recipient of the 2018 Prix de West-National Cowboy Museum-Wilson Hurley Award for best Landscape; 2019 Quest for the West-Eiteljorg Western Art Museum-Victor Higgins Award for best body of work; 2018 Prix de West-National Cowboy Museum-Wilson Hurley Award for best Landscape; 2019 Quest for the West-Eiteljorg Western Art Museum-Victor Higgins Award for best body of work; and 2020 Night of Artists- Briscoe Western Art Museum- Artists’ Choice and Patron’s Choice Awards.
He is represented by Trailside Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY; Huey’s Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM; Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, OR and Samarah Fine Art, Whitefish, MT.