The Things People Say

People don’t readily say what they mean. Of course, face to face we are all very polite. Confronted by the artist with their work beside them, invariably very few of us would deem it fit to express a dislike or, worse still, shrug ambivalence. We hear a lot about the ills of social media and…

Painting A Space

‘Be Free’ (Oil, Acrylic & Mixed Media) 2019 Giles has recently been commissioned to create a bespoke piece for a converted fisherman’s cellars on the Lizard in Cornwall. Measuring two metres in length ‘Be Free’ creates a dramatic link between the cellars and the sea just metres from the cliff edge that the building overlooks. The space…

“Made Me Smile”

This is why I love doing what I do. It’s a privilege to be able to create something that someone wants to put on their wall and look at each day. These are just few wonderful comments people have been kind enough to pass on: “Thank you again for your lovely work which will take…

Inspiring Fish

The mackerel scad, or opelu, is a fish out of fashion in the UK. Traditionally used more as a bait fish, to catch larger fish such as marlin and tuna, it is a common tropical fish found around the world in huge schools either inshore or in the open ocean. In Hawaii this fish was…

New Art Print for 2019

For 2019 Giles Ward has launched a new print. ‘The Catch’ is a busy playful painting featuring tiny silver sprats. Magnified to a supernatural size these beautiful little fish dance higgledy-piggledy across the canvas. Set against a stark background of deep turquoise, evocative of the rich colours of the Devon sea, the shining silvers and…