30 GraHAM SNORTon
autographed by Graham Norton
Winston Churchill famously said... I like Pigs. Dogs look up to us, Cats look down on us but Pigs treat us as equals!!
The highly accomplished Portrait Artist, Christopher Cole, produced such a wonderful interpretation of our Mayor, Sahran, that once we had been inspired to honour Graham Norton with a presence in our Hog Parade, we naturally turned to Christopher again and happily he accepted the challenge.
We hoped, that with his self deprecating STYle GraHAM would be amused by our tribute and that he might offer to Autograph it?? Happily he was amused and has signed across the back of the right ear.
Christopher felt that the tight gold suit and purple shirt would best show off the subjects HAMple assets. SPONSORED byGerikas PhotographyDISPLAYED :
Georgian Hotel, High Street, Haslemere
ARTIST DETAILSChristopher Cole
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.