I’m an artist and writer, found to be skipping between the two when the mood suits.

I’m painting at the moment. I’m originally from Yorkshire where I studied art foundation at Sheffield before moving to the South West to study illustration and Graphic Design at Exeter College of Art.

Experimentation is at the heart of my painting. Working predominately in oils my canvases take on other-worldly textures with the addition of acrylics, pen, inks, varnishes and anything else I can lay my hands on.

A number of my works are published by Whistlefish in Cornwall and can be found in their galleries throughout the South West. I also have paintings featured in a couple of other South West galleries.

Also a published novelist I am a passionate advocate of the creative arts. When I’m not writing or painting I can be found playing with clay to create weird and wonderful characters (see my SCULPTURES) or photographing anything that takes my fancy.

You can find more of my work at: Instagram.com/gilesward

giles@chalkward.com