About Michael Cole
I am a London-based artist, originally from Kent, specialising in oil painting. I have trained at Chelsea College of Art and the Heatherley School of Fine Art, however for most of my career I have been largely self-taught, and have been painting and drawing from a very early age.
My subject matter is broad, but I always aim to capture a unique atmosphere, which often comes from imagination or my memory of a particular time and place. I am inspired by tonalist painting, and its ability to evoke mood through the effects of light.
Recent work has included private commissions and projects for high profile clients, including seven paintings for BP's prestigious Centenary Collection.
My work has been exhibited at several venues including Orleans House Gallery and the Landmark Arts Centre. I am also an exhibiting member of the Richmond Art Society.
Please get in touch through my Contact page for enquiries, sales and commissions.