Cotts' work is a way of processing feeling and sensation through the contradictions that exist in the natural world. Working with acrylic, she manipulates her surface using a process of accretion to create layers interacting patterns. In this solo exhibition, Year of the Eclipse, Cotts is looking to visually capture a fleeting instant or moment in time.
Originally from Atlanta, she lives and works in Berkeley, California. Cotts studied art at Oberlin College. She received a Fulbright in 1994 and lived in Turkey for a year. Cotts' paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally and she is represented in numerous private collections.