2 Serrano HAM (Sahran O'Ham)

Specially commissioned, this tribute to Haslemere's 2016/2017 Mayor, Sahran Abeysundara, was created by the highly accomplished local Professional Portraitist, Christopher Cole.

Serrano has been the iconic lead Hog in Haslemere's HOG Parade and together with Sahran has and continues to make guest appearances at many functions and has also been featured frequently in The Haslemere Herald and on social media.

The Silkroad
The Silkroad, Wey Hill
Christopher Cole(colestudio@btinternet.com)

Christopher Cole is a highly successful artist with over 35 years of professional experience. Christopher 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 specialises in drawing and painting from direct observation, bringing both traditional techniques and contemporary style to his acutely analysed interpretations. Christopher enthusiastically accepted the challenge to paint a Hog to represent Haslemere's Mayor Sahran Abeysundara (hence the name Serrano - famous for it's Ham !!) We are truly indebted to Christopher for subsequently agreeing to help us 'immortalise' GraHAM SNORTon, who also agreed to autograph it for us.