Art

Pastel, chalk & charcoal

Most all my works of the last 25 years have some kind of meaning that I try to explain a bit about, briefly. In my most recent pictures from 2016, however, as well as trying to explain the meaning, pictures with a "+" are also accompanied by music and/or a video.

I've been a bit quiet in the past decade, as my energies have been principally devoted to Intermorphic but in 2016 I restarted again with Life drawing classes. Some of the earlier pictures (e.g. 1986-1991) are not as developed in style and content as those from later years, but my approach has changed and developed over time. There are still many earlier smaller ones still left to add.

Sizes: A1 (most are this size) - 594mm x 841mm (or 23.39 x 33.11 inches); A2 - 420mm x 594mm (or 16.54 x 23.39 inches); A3 - half that again etc.


Prerogative

It is the model's prerogative to be who they are; it is the artist's prerogative to portray them how the muse takes them. We are all individual, unique, and we should we allowed to be.

Prerogative as a Wotja

You can listen to beautiful reflective music as you consider the picture.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Prerogative" © Tim Cole 2017. All rights reserved.


Be Not Afeard

We are all young once, but age is not to be feared. Besides, time stands still for no-one or no thing; it just ticks along. We are just an older version of ourself and age bring us wisdom, acceptance and understanding.

Be Not Afeard as a Wotja

You can listen to beautiful reflective music as you consider the picture.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Be Not Afeard" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.


Choices

We all make choices, we have to. However, they are often not easy to make; there is a lot to think about, a lot to take into account. The bigger the question or decision the more factors there are to consider and thus the greater the deliberation required. Truly deep thought will bring grey hairs to accompany the wisdom gained.

The video of this artwork features a generative composition created with Mixtikl which you can hear in the video that accompanies it.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Choices" © Tim Cole 2016 +. All rights reserved.


Pool of Tears

The saddest day of your life is when you lose someone very, very close to you. Find them again on the other side and you'll be able to breathe again. The sun will slowly dry away your tears.

The video of this artwork features a 2005 song of the same name, "Pool of Tears".

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Pool of Tears" © Tim Cole 2016 +. All rights reserved.


The Collector

The Collector collects things, be they objects or life experiences. These are expressed in the form of a pendant, a mirror or thoughts and are in the colours of red, orange and yellow. As their being, body, essense, wraps around and absorbs them, The Collector's own story gradually becomes more and more intertwined with the stories of that which is collected until it is overrun by them.

The video of this artwork features a generative composition created with Mixtikl which you can hear in the video that accompanies it.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Collector" © Tim Cole 2016 +. All rights reserved.


All For One

Three women are linked together, each supporting the other. They are joined in space and time. This is a journey that we all undertake as we are all the same.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "All For One" © Tim Cole 2016 +. All rights reserved.


Testing the Water

Whether you dip your toe or jump right in, you are testing the water. Each of us will approach a new experience in a different way. Beware the power - is it on or off?

Testing the Water as a Wotja

You can listen to beautiful reflective music as you consider the picture.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Testing the Water" © Tim Cole 2016 +. All rights reserved.


What Have You Seen?

Start bottom right, and something grey and machine-like gradually grows. It slowly evolves until it births a bright new and way more advanced life form. That being is trapped in the world of its creator and can only look out, look out beyond. But wait, what does it see? Something small and insignificant in the eyes of its progenitor but incredibly important to it; something that will eventually lead to its release. There is no stopping life; it will find a way.

The video of this artwork features a generative composition created with Mixtikl which you can hear in the video that accompanies it.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "What Have You Seen?" © Tim Cole 2016 +. All rights reserved.


Three Two One Awake

A woman is lying on a lilo. She is in a state of deep sleep, immersed in a series of colourful dreams. The lighting of the match is what will finally rouse her from her contemplation.

This picture is also accompanied by a guitar composition of the same name: Three Two One Awake.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Three Two One Awake" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.


Judge Me Not

The figure is looking over their shoulder at you as you look at them. Questions abound, but who is asking and what are the questions being asked? Is that a halo or question or thought? It all depends on perspective. So many possible interpretations and so much to think about makes this an intriguing work.

Judge Me Not as a Wotja

You can listen to beautiful reflective music as you consider the picture.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Judge Me Not" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.


Blue Wonder

The figure in blue pauses to reflect on his past and what the future might hold. The future is yet to be written and there are many potential paths ahead to be considered, some clear, some visible, some not.

Blue Wonder as a Wotja

You can listen to beautiful reflective music as you consider the picture.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Blue Wonder" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.


Turn Around

A hand blocks your view. You are blindsided and confused; even that which you are creating is confused, too. What is going on? Who is there behind you and what are they up to?

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Turn Around" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.


Line of Sleight

The subject is the canvas, but seen through the eyes of the soul or lit from behind? Who is the seer and who the seen?

P.S: This is my first new artwork for a long time and hopefully the first of many!

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Line of Sleight" © Tim Cole 2016. All rights reserved.


Consideration

The moon, like a thing, is lifeless. When balancing alternatives, and deciding worth, how much more important is what is most alive?

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Consideration" © Tim Cole 2004. All rights reserved.


In Justice

The law is powerful. Those who weald it should remain diligent that it protects the innocent.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "In Justice" © Tim Cole 2004. All rights reserved.


Emergence

We live in exciting times, where links are starting to form, everything is polymerising. Many unexpected things happen when things come together.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Emergence" © Tim Cole 1996. All rights reserved.


The Bees

A normandy farmhouse, surrounded by stillness. Bright days, the buzzing of bees with the odd spider or two.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Bees" © Tim Cole 1995. All rights reserved.


Crossword

Charcoal study.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Crossword" © Tim Cole 1995. All rights reserved.


Hotel Chain

TV, the centerpiece of the hotel room.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Hotel Chain" © Tim Cole 1995. All rights reserved.


Nowhere to Hide

We live in an increasingly connected world and leave information trails wherever we go, whatever we touch, whatever we make, whatever we wear. There is no escape it seems.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Nowhere To Hide" © Tim Cole 1995. All rights reserved.


Closer Still

Three different types of flower are grouped together in a vase. All the flowers are dying but as they fade away they become closer to the others around them, symbolised by the vase becoming smaller and darker over time. No matter the flowers are of different stock, they are all flowers. A celebration of life itself and what is of ultimate value.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Closer Still" © Tim Cole 1994. All rights reserved.


Just Try

A circle of pure knowledge on the right is interpreted through the human mind. What comes out are symbols and a fragmented picture of what really is. Who is actually drawing the picture?

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Just Try" © Tim Cole 1994. All rights reserved.


Love Hurts

Balanced together are a plant and a glass. Someone has pricked their finger on a sharp object and the glass is filling up with emotions. The fact is that all the pain is illusory, as the key components are not even touching. The conundrum is that the anguish seems to be real and the challenge is to see it for what it is.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Love Hurts" © Tim Cole 1994. All rights reserved.


Progress

Two people of different superficial appearance are fighting for control of the machine, but they are being devoured by that which they wish to own. Both people are joined, symbolising they are the same underneath. The mcahine looks at them and the purple at the center represents the hope that the machine could eventually beomce benevolent.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Progress" © Tim Cole 1994. All rights reserved.


The Buddha

A figure believing in its own purity and power, part human part sea creature, has separated itself from its past and is about to open God's dice, while another figure watched on. A foot is dripping from the dice, perhaps the next form of life. The figure has no idea what it is doing.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Buddha" © Tim Cole 1994. All rights reserved.


Are We So Pure?

Two sides of the face each have their place. The left side is the pure, serene and perhaps cold side; whereas the right side is darker and more chaotic. It is on the right side that a plant grows, symbolising that the struggle for live is hard and is perhaps not as "nice" as it would seem.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Are We So Pure?" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.


Pilgrim

Two sides of the face each have their place. The left side is the pure, serene and perhaps cold side; whereas the right side is darker and more chaotic. It is on the right side that a plant grows, symbolising that the struggle for live is hard and is perhaps not as "nice" as it would seem.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Pilgrim" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.


Ravenous

Life will cross the universe, and reach out from our sun to many other worlds. Life is hungry, is it voracious, it is expansionary.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Ravenous" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.


The Last Peace

It is only when the final piece of the puzzle has settled into place that peace will finally prevail. The last piece can be the smallest of things.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Last Peace" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.


There is No Difference

A figure in a chair with no face is holding a child in its arms. The figure is pointing to the other people on the right which are excluded from it grasp, indicating that they too are entitled to its care. The child being held wants to shut out the others, and to keep all the attention for itself, even though they are all the same underneath.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "There Is No Difference" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.


Within Meaning

There is meaning and information in everything. The trick is always fathoming out just what it is!

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Within Meaning" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.


Crossbreed

Some poor animal in totally the wrong surroundings. It is a crossbred animal, and is neither this nor that, one can see it would be more comfortable in cooler surroundings.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Crossbreed" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


Doubles

Duality is ever present; the sun and the moon, Yin and Yang. Black and white. Black, grey and white.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Doubles" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


Dual Duel

A figure is looking out into space though binoculars within binary opposite lenses. The challenge is to be aware of both polarities, to see both sides of the coin as it were. It is easy to see what we want to see, the answer is perhaps not that simple.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Dual Duel" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


Hello

A number of cells are all in conversation with each other when all of a sudden YOU come along. You are totally outside their realm of experience. One of cells in the centre notices you. It is in shock to realise there is more to life than it originally thought. But it is the only cell to lift its eyes. Will any of its friends ever believe it?

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Hello" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


Magnificent

A very bold and audacious animal is in front of you. Larger than life, fun and friendly. You just know it is friendly, but it doesn't know what to make of you. Come and dance.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Magnificent" © Tim Cole 1993. All rights reserved.


Music In Space

Comfort and longing, and the magic instrument of existence is sounding out into the depths of space. Life came from the seas.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Music In Space" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


Seahorse

A creature struggles on to land from the sea; it is a slow and difficult process. A creature in transition.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Seahorse" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


Self Similarity

All life shares similarities, no matter the scale.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Self Similarity" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


Some Say Symmetry

The 3 spatial dimensions are never allowed to rest by the abacus of time.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Some Say Symmetry" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


Still Here

You are looking upon a still and ancient retreat on a hot and sandy island: not is all as it seems, however. The monastery is very still, and no people can be seen. A purple cross is present, but this is away from the centre of the island, and the suns shines through the window.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Still Here" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


Strange Attractor

A strange and quirky little contraption is presented on the hand, it is alive and cute, and wants to play. I may be a rather strange and sad little machine, but I am really quite happy and a lot of fun.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Strange Attractor" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


Sun Seeker

A bather is catching all the suns rays, from above and below. There are always those that seek the sun.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Sun Seeker" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


Surprise

Not what you were expecting.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Surprise" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


The Cat

Found between both worlds yet perhaps of neither. It comes and goes of its own volition, merging into the background before you can even see it dissapear.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Cat" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


The Gift

It may not be beautiful, but it is selfless.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "The Gift" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


The Vine

The evergreen plant is evergreen and always there; it cuts a rather solitary and unemotional figure.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "The Vine" © Tim Cole 1992. All rights reserved.


Alive To Live Again

Five Grey heads are attached to a central core, each having its own power to hinder. A powerful figure is attempting to disable them by different means.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Alive To Live Again" © Tim Cole 1991. All rights reserved.


Augur

Grey bands of oil are covering the sea. A hand has reached out to grasp one of the two proud and beautiful cormorants, and will surely destroy it. The other bird is drowning in the oily mass, nearly defeated. The greed for resources ultimately destroys all it touches, fracturing the gloriously colourful world ecosystem.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Augur" © Tim Cole 1991. All rights reserved.


Indecision

A figure is torn between the choice of a quick solution, the pill, or a life of relative hardship symbolised by the growing plant, All life is suffering and the easy option is not always the best. Choosing the pill is in fact no solution at all. The plant will grow and mature over time, providing a rich and satisfying path. A question of life over death, acquiescence over struggle.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Indecision" © Tim Cole 1991. All rights reserved.


See Hear Feel Me

The figure is completing a tuning excersize - on itself. The sun is out, the sky is blue and the case is open. The sheets of music are blank and the sky shows through the sound hole.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "See Hear Feel Me" © Tim Cole 1991. All rights reserved.


All Hung Up

Created in a life drawing class.

Size - A2; Chalk & charcoal. "All Hung Up" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Bootstrap By Design

The art of the seemingly impossible. A figure resides on the floor. It is painting itself with a rather large brush. The figure has come alive, as is evidenced by the lighted match it is holding aloft. Life: how did it originate?

Size - A1; Chalk & charcoal. "Bootstrap By Design" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Chrysalis

Scratching its head, a figure tries to adjust itself; it seems unsure as to how it works. It is securely seated in a rather comfy Parker Knoll chair.

Size - A1; Chalk. "Chrysalis" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Crying For Time

Created in a life drawing class.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Crying For Time" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Curiosity

Two of our feathered friends, both very curious about you. They are harmless and defenceless, and maybe even a little naive, but they are fascinated by you. They are safe behind the glass, but what is it that fascinates them?

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Curiosity" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Deep Down

The bubbling and interchange of ideas and energies between levels of the mind. Three colours representing different images from the subconcious mind. They are interconnected and vague.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Deep Down" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Dimensions

Geometry and movement, a living system with ever-changing dynamics.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Dimensions" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Discovery

A figure is tightly grasping on to a box and is determined not to let it go. However, its feet are pulling both ways. Blue dots present holes in our knowledge. Jealousy and possession.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Discovery" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Fried Egg Scroll

Drawing class experiment.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Fried Egg Scroll" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Fruit Boal

Two chairs, a light and a wall hanging.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Fruit Boal" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Geraniums

Completed in the powerful, evocative atmosphere of a Tuscan summer. The sweat pours from your brow and you can smell the geraniums.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Geraniums" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


House In The Hills

The house's windows are blocked, but in one direction only. There is a barrier restricting the information flow.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "House In The Hills" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Knowunder

Two lakes are joined together at one end by a silver and gold bridge, the other end is held together purely by the will of the figure, whose arms are trapped in the two keys. It is protecting (or standing over) a child, which is itself hindering the movement of the figure.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Knowunder" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Living 1

A still life, one cut flower being the synthesis of many. The vase contains the stems. Even though the flower is still beautiful, it has been taken from its natural environment and it has lost its link to the earth. Showing that life is truly beautiful, but when you cut its roots it dies, taking some time to lose the appearance of life.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Living 1" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Love And Pride

The stone heart is finally broken through the help of an outside force, allowing true emotions to be experienced for the first time.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Love And Pride" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Mess

A prancing fool, making a total catastrophe of whatever he touches.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Mess" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Not The Full Picture

Life drawing.

Size - A2; Charcoal. "Not The Full Picture" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Nude

Still life.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Nude" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Overload

A massive amount of information is flowing through the figure, through the silicon diodes connected to the head. Our subject is either in a room on a chair or in a vessel, but they do not even care, having a phased expression. It is somewhat resigned to the situation but is trying to find a way of dealing with it. There comes a time when saturation is reached and overload sets in. Presented to the Cranfield School of Management (SOM) by the SOM 150 strong MBA Class of '90.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Overload" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Paintbox

Life drawing.

Size - A2; Chalk & charcoal. "Paintbox" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Overload

An emotional moment where all that has been lodged inside one that is foreign and unfamiliar is expurgated.Water flows from this figure in two places. A number of foreign ideas are swimming about, soon to be expelled. The pressure is receding.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Release" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Rendezvous

The time is midnight and there is a full moon. The figure is waiting at a table for someone to come. There are four candles, one of which is not burning down. The table is on a concrete floor.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Rendezvous" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Ringside

Man and beast in a never-ending tussle of wills.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Ringside" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Silence At Sunset

A cat-like rabbit has jumped over a fallen branch. It is autumn. The animal is at peace and is looking outwards; it cannot speak as it is mute. It is unexpected, yet it is there. It is trying to tell you something but you can not understand it: it is a portent.

Also: Guitar composition of the same name.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Silence At Sunset" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Sunset On Grass

Flickering fading light.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Sunset On Grass" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


The Awakening

Someone has been asleep for a long time and is just waking up. The subconsciousness has not yet been shaken off but it is loosing its grip, its clutch is loosening. As the sleeper becomes ever more alert, the darkness and uncertainty recede.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "The Awakening" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


The Birth

A woman and a man are back to back. The man is having an idea whilst the woman is about to give birth.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Birth" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


The Party

A large group of people from all walks of life are all having a great time at a party - but they are all clamouring for attention. The seven colours represent the cosmopolitan nature of the group and the squares and circles are the ideas and information that they are exchanging. There is a lot of noise and bustle as everyone tries to get heard over the din.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Party" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


The Switch

Making the jump from one side to the other is always fraught with danger.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Switch" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Two Of Us

An Archaeoceti is on a diving board, and it is hesitating about jumping off into the water. Half of it is a land animal, the other half is designed for the sea. Can it jump and should it? Where does it belong? The decision to jump off and swim is a tough one to take.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Two Of Us" © Tim Cole 1990. All rights reserved.


Bar Hybrid

Animal trying to escape through the bars that hold it in.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Bar Hybrid" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Breakaway

A child is struggling to free itself from an invisible, guiding, grip.

Size - A1; Acrylic on board. "Breakaway" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Bug Eyes

Unfinished charcoal sketch of figure on beach towel. His eyes are quite literally popping out of his head.

Size - A2; Charcoal. "Bug Eyes" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Casualty

Early abstract experiment following a "life drawing" class.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Casualty" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Cross

Early abstract experiment following a "life drawing" class. Themes in the picture include pain, life, suffering and others.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Cross" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Cross Eyes

Early abstract experiment following a "life drawing" class.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Cross Eyes" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Cube Head

Early experimental figure from a life drawing class.

Size - A2; Charcoal. "Cube Head" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Deliberation

Unfinished charcoal of inscrutable figure closely examining a pill, a symbolic representation of someone trying to fathom the issues surrounding life in the world as it is today.

Size - A2; Charcoal. "Deliberation" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Guitarist

A guitarist reclining on a settee. He is half asleep, and seemingly content with the world.

Size - A2; Charcoal. "Guitarist" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Isis

A swimmer is making their way through or against the stream of life, signalling as it goes. Everything is fluid.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Isis" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Jan

A close friend, teasing the cat and listening to music at my place.

Size - A5 Charcoal & pastel. "Jan" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Jealousy

A man with a very protective arm around his girlfriend. They are both in a pub.

Size - A3 Chalk. "Jealousy" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Lora Diva

A simple charcoal sketch of an iconic figure.

Size - A3 Charcoal. "Lora Diva" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Lovers Touch

Feeling the presence of someone remote yet very dear through drawing them and touching them. They really are there with you. Lovers touch in mysterious ways.

Size - A2 Chalk. "Lovers Touch" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Mandolins

Unfinished charcoal. A figure grappling with 2 mandolins, each of which seems to be alive.

Size - A1 Charcoal. "Mandolins" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Marco

Sketch of a figure.

Size - A5 Charcoal. "Marco" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Mathematical Model

Life drawing experiment using space to achieve definition. A female figure is sculpted in planes.

Size - A1 Chalk. "Mathematical Model" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


No Owl

There are many birds in this tree, all there but not always visible. Is what you see ever what is really there? You might see a bird, a dove, an owl, all depending on perspective. Many things in life are more than what they seem at first glance.

Size - A1 Chalk & pastel. "No Owl" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Nude Brushing Hair

Pointilist experiment with acryllic on board.

Size - A1; Acryllic on board. "Nude Brushing Hair" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Nude On Beach

Charcoal from life drawing class.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Nude On Beach" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Nude On Blanket

Experiment from life drawing class.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Nude On Blanket" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Nude On Chair

Experiment from life drawing class.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Nude On Chair" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Nude On Rug

Experiment from life drawing class.

Size - A1; Chalk & charcoal. "Nude On Rug" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Nude Reclining

Experiment from life drawing class.

Size - A4; Pastel & charcoal. "Nude Reclining" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Nude Seated

Experiment from life drawing class.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Nude Seated" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


On Top Of The World

Early experiment in abstraction and linkage. The figure normally holds up the world, but in this case he is resting on it.

Size - A2; Charcoal. "On Top Of The World" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Planes

An enormous entity straddles the globe, traversing distances on multi-coloured planes. There are many different planes (viewpoints), but there is a lot of commonality in experience.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Planes" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


RIP

A figure contemplates both life and death. An experiment from a life drawing class.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "RIP" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Self Destruction

An experimental group work (with Barbara and Margitte) created with oil pastel. An upside down figure eats itself.

Size - A1; Oil pastel. "Self Destruction" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Self Portrait

An unfinished charcoal of the artist looking at a framed picture.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Self Portrait" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Show Off

An unfinished charcoal of the artist looking at a framed picture.

Size - A2; Chalk. "Show Off" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Sirpa

A simple sketch of a very beautiful girl I fell in love with on a ferry to Finland.

Size - A5; Charcoal. "Sirpa" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Snake Head

A mysterious combination.

Size - A2; Chalk & pastel. "Snake Head" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Soloman The Cat

One of my most favourite pictures due to the balance of the colors and the shapes. A large tabby cat on a mat leisurely and lazily licks its paws on a summer's day.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Soloman The Cat" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


The Graduate

A recent graduate, with mortar board.

Size - A2; Chalk. "The Graduate" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


The Phoenix

A life class experiment in charcoal.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "The Phoenix" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


The Professor

A delicate balance of 7 colours representing the wide breadth and depth of understanding required of someone to be considered wise.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Professor" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


The Punt

A life class experiment.

Size - A3; Charcoal. "The Punt" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


The Summons

A summons is hand delivered to you by a figure that has raced across a desert just to reach you in time. What is the message?

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "The Summons" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Timeless

There is no face to time, and we cannot escape its effects.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Timeless" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Tongue Tied

A rather confused figure.

Size - A2; Chalk. "Tongue Tied" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Travelogue

A seemingly large solid mass is balanced by the simple path of a fly in its short life. Represents the incredible nature of life, and how valuable and information rich is each second, and that life generates its own mass.

Size - A1; Chalk & pastel. "Travelogue" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Troubling

A life drawing class experiment.

Size - A3; Chalk & pastel. "Troubling" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.


Venus

A dark charcoal voluptuous figure reclines. Mysterious, yet welcoming and composed.

Size - A1; Charcoal. "Venus" © Tim Cole 1989. All rights reserved.