South Sands Hotel & Restaurant

EXHIBITION OF WORK – SUMMER 2018 South Sands Hotel and Restaurant is famous for its stunning location overlooking the beautifully unspoilt South Sands Beach near Salcombe in South Devon. It is one of only a handful of hotels in the UK that sits directly on the beach, offering guests to its fabulous restaurant un-paralled views across…

Whistlefish Galleries 3 for 2 Promotion

For a limited time only Whistlefish Galleries are offering 3 for 2 on selected small framed prints. Whistlefish Galleries in Cornwall publish Giles’ art. They have ten galleries around the South West coast including; St Ives, Newquay, Falmouth, Looe, Fowey, Plymouth and Dartmouth. Buy Now    

Original Artwork For Sale

Currently on show in Exeter, this pair of Cornish Mackerel are now for sale. Published as open edition prints by Whistlefish Galleries in Cornwall this is an opportunity to own the original work. Sold individually or together as a pair. See ‘For Sale’ for more information.     Created with oils and acrylic and set…

Where To See

You can find Giles’ work on show at these places:   Whistlefish Galleries – Giles’ work is published by Whistlefish Galleries, Cornwall. His work is exhibited throughout their ten galleries. Words & Pictures Gallery, Teignmouth, Devon Corte Real Gallery, Algarve, Portugal South Sands Hotel & Restaurant, Salcombe, Devon Robin’s Nest Gallery, Wargrave, Berkshire Hope Cove…

Whistlefish Galleries

There is a wonderful synergy between Whistlefish Galleries and Giles’ current collection of paintings of fish and shellfish. Whistlefish is an art publisher based in Cornwall with ten galleries dotted along the South West coastline. Many are in wonderful seaside locations like St Ives, Dartmouth, Padstow and Looe, to name a few. These are evocative…

On Working Methods

“I suspect I’m unconventional as a painter, but I crave the happy accident that comes from losing control over an image. Despite going to art school I think creativity is all about experimentation and finding your own way. So, from the board I paint on, to how I mix my paint, to how I frame…

On Framing

“It doesn’t necessarily follow that every picture should have a frame of course, yet if it does then for me it should be keenly considered. I’m often drawn to a frame in a gallery. And that’s a bad sign. If the frame has won your eye over the picture itself, what does that say about…

On Painting Fish

“Fish, shellfish and the colours of the sea are subjects I return to continually. There’s a childhood wonder in there – crabbing off the harbour wall in North Devon, finding weird creatures under the stones in rock pools – but it’s more than that. Fish are just such amazing subjects to try and capture in…

Interview With Whistlefish Galleries

Interview with Whistlefish Galleries, January 2018   Hi Giles, great to speak with you. Where are you based at the moment?  My studio is a converted room at home. It used to be my sons’ playroom. Being an artist is playing anyway – so it seems apt! Ah that does seem apt! So, how did you…