Neal Cotton’s subtly colored collograph prints often depict harbor scenes and water vessels. Through his studies and travels, the artist has been influenced by the culture and artifacts of the Mayans and Peruvians. Cotton’s works have a structural, drafted feel to them, as they are combinations of delicate lines and geometric shapes.
Following a BSA from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Cotton received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI and an advanced degree from Instituto de Allende, San Miguel, Mexico. The artist was Director of Art Education for the Framingham Public Schools for twenty-five years. He has exhibited at Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, and Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, among others. Cotton’s work is included in many private and corporate collections, such as AT&T, Mechanics Bank, and The Beal Company.