Phil Cole works across a range of genre and media. Cole’s recent paintings in oil and wax have experimented with narrative: Voleria the tightrope artist balances above sleeping children; figures leap through the landscape or dissolve into the deep sea; and the Annunciation scene is reimagined in different contexts. Another side of Cole’s practice is portraiture. Many friends come to sit for him. Their likenesses in charcoal, pencil and oil capture these relationships.

Phil Cole's studio is at Yorkshire Art Space's Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S2 5TR.