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…

In The Window

Giles is delighted to have recently joined Forest Gallery Fine Art. Originally based in Guildford, Surry for over 30 years, the gallery is now situated on the famous cobbled Lombard Street in the picturesque market town of Petworth, West Sussex. Forest Gallery is a leading independently run art gallery offering customers wonderful choice and service. Whether…

Get Framed

Giles Ward’s prints are all produced to the very highest quality standards. His paintings are faithfully reproduced as Giclée art prints on 290gsm acid free art silk paper. Prints are available unframed – with quality white board window mount and backboard – or framed in professionally produced white wood frames with board window mount and…

It’s All In The Eyes

“Whatever the chaos of colour and texture surrounding it, the eye is the calm at the centre of the image. This is the eye of a grey mullet. When magnified its stare is mesmerising and glistens with steady assurance.”   Giles is happy to work on commissions. If you have a project you would like Giles…

New Signed Prints

Announcing the release of four new limited edition signed prints. Each print run is strictly limited to just 150. They are quality produced Giclée Art Prints on acid free art silk 290gsm. For more details and to order, visit the shop.  

A BIG Thankyou

A BIG thank you to everyone who made a bid or made donations. ‘My Wish’ raised over £600! All proceeds will go to NHS Charities Together.

On Painting Fish

Giles explains some of the techniques he uses to to capture this very particular subject: “I prefer to work from fish I have sourced myself.  This could be from a fishmonger’s display or direct from the fisherman’s boat – Brixham Fish Market is an incredible source of inspiration. I then spend time photographing them. If…

Picture Perfect

A painting never truly comes alive until it is seen in place. It can be magical seeing a carefully curated image in tune with the environment it has been chosen for. Giles’ images have proven popular in business and private settings alike. Working as an artist representing natural world subjects, his work helps create a…

BID for a FISH for the NHS

Giles has created a one-off painting called ‘My Wish’ that he is auctioning, with ALL proceeds going to the amazing NHS. You can watch the painting come alive in this time-lapse video produced during the Covid-19 enforced lockdown. TIME-LAPSE VIDEO   ‘My Wish’ 2020 oil & acrylic on board float-mounted and box-framed 470mm x 320mm…