The Summer months are busy for Giles both in the studio – and out. Dry weather and clear light offer the opportunity to create larger works that demand outside space and good weather to be able to develop. One larger piece ‘Sea Bream Head’ measuring over 1 metre square grew from a base of house paint, primer, acrylics and thinners dripped, splashed and thrown in a way that the restrictions of studio space barely allow.
Working on a larger scale offers the opportunity to create dynamic texture
“I don’t like to be restricted by format size, preferring to pick the scale that suits the work. That might be quite small as with a painting of a John Dory I completed recently or, as in the case of the Sea Bream, large and dynamic. A large scale gives me the opportunity to play with form and texture in a way that might otherwise be contained. This is when the happy accidents happen that can give a painting a whole fresh dimension!”
‘Sea Bream Head’ being transported – July 2018