Gorstella Gallery Exhibition 10th – 20th June 2021

JUNE 2021 EXHIBITION Gorstella Gallery, Tudor Farm, Dodleston, Chester CH4 9LP featuring Giles Ward, Sigrid Muller, Jackie Philip, Matthew Snowden, Annie Williams and Vivienne Williams. Thursday 10th June, 6.30 – 9.00pm & Friday 11th June, 6.30 – 9.00pm Saturday & Sunday 12th & 13th June, 11.00am – 5.00pm Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th June, 11.00am…

‘Pouting’ New Limited Edition Print

The pouting, or bib, is a humble little fish. You won’t find him on ice in Waitrose or Sainsburys, much is the shame. That doesn’t mean he isn’t swimming the shores of the UK in abundance, quite the opposite. Part of the cod family, until recently it was rare to see pouting for sale in…

The Masters of Fish Painting

The 1600s are often referred to as the Dutch Golden Age of painting, an era that put great emphasis on aspects of the natural world both within still-life and landscape. Indeed, the Dutch words stilleven and landschap were adopted into English as “still life” and “landscape”. Renowned for their unerring realism, the still life art of these Dutch masters…

Serving Up New Work

‘Three Herring’ (Oil & Acrylic) 1300mm x 660mm This new work from Giles Ward is a distinctive bold rendering of three silver herring displayed upon a large oval dish. Measuring nearly one and a half metres long, this visually arresting image would sit magnificently as the centrepiece on a large kitchen or dining room wall.…

Just For You – Commission a Painting

There can nothing more special than a painting created just for you – a one-off artwork that is all yours! Giles Ward not only creates bespoke commissioned artworks for businesses, restaurants and hotels, but also for individuals looking for that special one-off artwork to complement their home. Giles is a contemporary artist renowned for his…

Evergreen Art Gallery – Q&As

Giles is delighted to feature work at The Evergreen Art Gallery in Daventry, Northamptonshire. He recently completed a Q&A session for the gallery: “We were honoured to have contemporary artist Giles Ward and his lovely wife Julie pay us a visit to hand deliver a selection of his fantastic marine life prints and originals. After a…

Revive Exhibition at The Blue Tree Gallery

Giles is delighted to be part of The Revive Exhibition at The Blue Tree Gallery, York, alongside fellow artists Giuliana Lazzerini, Steve Tomlinson and James Wheeler. A review of the show can be found on the blog site CHARLES HUTCH PRESS, The art beat of YORKshire “We’re temporarily closed due to the third lockdown but…

Fish in Art – Soutine’s ‘Still Life With Herring’

An Occasional Celebration of Sea Life & The Natural World in Art I’ve never been a great fan of the painter’s go-to nomenclature; the ‘still life’. It’s been something of a catch-all for a great disparity of imagery throughout the history of art. It seems art must be tidily shuffled into the drawers of still…

The Genuine Article

Giles’ original paintings have continued to prove increasingly popular. One of the key features of his paintings is the very distinctive framing and presentation. Each frame is handmade by Giles himself. As he says, “for me the frame is just as much an integral part of the final piece as the painting. So, as such,…

Kitchen Art

FROM OCEAN TO CANVAS! Art specialist Matthew Cordwell from Forest Gallery Fine Art of Petworth, Wessex Sussex talks with Giles in an exclusive interview about fish, art and the kitchen. What is it that draws you to marine life? I find marine life, and the natural world in general, a great source of inspiration. I…

The Fishermen’s Mission Calendar 2021

Giles was recently approached to contribute a bespoke painting for The Fishermen’s Mission’s 2021 Calendar, to help raise funds for the organisation. Calendar Gills: Artwork & Recipe Calendar 2021 Each month of the calendar features a unique piece of art created to correspond with an accompanying recipe. All recipes have been donated by celebrity chef…

Finding Inspiration

As a sea life painter, Giles finds inspiration in the colours and textures that the natural world offers up in abundance. From the stunning rainbow colours of a freshly landed mackerel shimmering greens, blues and purples, to the other-worldly textures and shapes of the many crustaceans shuffling on the seabed. Disappointingly overlooked as a delicacy…