Brent Cotton

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.    

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.