Christopher Cole - original portraits & paintings







"Self Portrait of the Artist" oil on 18"x14" panel

Christopher Cole is a highly successful artist with over 35 years of professional experience.  His Classical training included a thorough grounding in the techniques of the Flemish & Italian artists of the Renaissance.  He has an international following with paintings in collections in England, throughout Europe as well as in Australia, the USA, South Africa & Japan.  Clients come from all walks of life but share a taste for paintings full of warmth & character.

Major Portrait Commissions

All have been thrilled with their paintings.  Some have cried tears of joy at seeing their loved ones captured on canvas.  Here are a few of their comments:

"A remarkable likeness"          "Highly original"       "You have caught her exactly as I see her"          "A beautiful painting"


Commission or buy work direct from the artist.  PayPal or cheque accepted.  Contact details below. 


Recent paintings include:

· Family portraits, boardroom portraits, portraits of horses, farm animals, dogs & cats

· Views of houses, farms, towns, cities, streets & churches

· Classic, vintage & veteran cars,  tanks, trucks, tractors, aeroplanes & boats

· Beachscapes, marine paintings & landscapes

· Flowers, still life & figure studies

· Caricatures & conversation pieces


Christopher Cole enjoys the challenge of creating an original portrait or painting that will be a work of art to be enjoyed for generations to come.  He has held exhibitions of his work every year since 1980 and has paintings in collections worldwide.

If you are looking for art that is unique or painted to your personal requirements, take a look at this website and if you like what you see contact the artist direct by email on  Prices for commissions are explained at the foot of the portraits & animals pages. Paintings are for sale if marked £POA. 

He specialises in drawing and painting from direct observation, bringing both traditional techniques and contemporary style to his acutely analysed interpretations.

Christopher Cole paints in acrylic, oil, pastel, ink & watercolour.  Back to top

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Christopher Cole  The White House  High Street  Headley  Hampshire  GU35 8PP  UK

COPYRIGHT ©1988-2014  All works are the original creation of Christopher Cole the artist and are protected by copyright .  No work may be downloaded, copied, printed or used without the written consent of the artist.  Any breach will be pursued through legal action.

The Rt Hon J Enoch Powell  MBE

Emma Wilson & her spaniel

Ambassador Sir John Wilton

Entrepreneur Joanna Gray on her thoroughbred horse

High Court Judge Sir Christopher French

Jane French

Garter King of Arms Sir Colin Cole KCB KCVO

Lady Valerie Cole

Lord Justice of Appeal Sir Christopher Staughton

Chairman of Suters, Cyril Suter

Judge Joseph Butler-Sloss

Dr Mike Dickson

Film & TV Director Christopher Morahan & actress Anna Cartaret’s daughters Rebecca & Hattie

Master of the Worshipful Company of Constructors, Tony  Appleton

Journalist Olivier Perrin

Headmaster of Alleyn's, Derek Fenner

Berkley Portman

Jewellery Designer Frances Ward

Master and Mistress of the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers, John & Barbara Lightowler

Master of Dulwich College & Director of the Goodenough Trust, David Emms OBE

George Pitt with his family & their vintage car

Caroline Pitt

Richard & Leslie Agutter & family

Christine Searle JP

Mary Bridger & her Jack-Russell

Admiral Sir Christopher Myngs

Godfrey & Hazel Jacobs & family

Archaeologist Laurence Keen

Poppy, Flavia & Freddie Pritchard with their animals

The Rev Tom & Mrs Annabel Holme

Alan & Linda Westall

Richard & Janet Martin . . . and many more