The Art of Being Social

It may be tempting to shy away from the trend for all things ‘social’ online, but for artists it is a rapidly growing way of getting their work noticed. Giles is a keen advocate of the online world, especially the social media platform Instagram. “I used it very early in my development as a painter…

Making A Room

The right picture in the right location can make any space suddenly come alive. Using large format canvases and bold, colourful imagery can turn a sober room into an engaging and warm environment. The work of painter Giles Ward has been utilised to great effect to bring warmth, colour and humour to walls. His work…

Picture the Algarve

The Algarve has long been a rich source of inspiration for artists. The stark white light and succulent colours offering a stunning vibrancy – from the over-flowing market stall with its eclectic variety of foods, bustling village squares, full beaches and, of course, clear blue sea. So, it is no surprise that Giles Ward’s paintings…

In Praise of Independent Galleries

We are very lucky in this country to have many wonderful independent galleries all supporting and promoting our artists. Giles currently exhibits in a a number of these throughout the South and South West. Running an independent commercial art gallery is a true labour of love. It takes passion, patience and a great eye. Art…

Popular Original Works Now Available

Two popular Giles Ward paintings are available again for sale. Until recently both have been part of an exhibition of works at South Sands Hotel and Restaurant near Salcombe. ‘Rainbow Trout’ is a popular selling art print and acrylic print published by Whistlefish Galleries in Cornwall, whilst ‘South Devon Lobster’ is published as a strictly limited…

A Matter of Scale

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…

Limited Edition Prints

We currently have three strictly limited edition hand-signed prints available: The very popular ‘Devon Shore Crab’, ‘Fish Supper’ and, newly released for Summer 2018, ‘South Devon Lobster’. ‘Devon Shore Crab’ (oil & acrylic 2017) ‘Fish Supper’ (oil & mixed media 2017) ‘South Devon Lobster’ (oil & acrylic 2018)   All three come in a strictly…

Whistlefish Galleries, Cornwall

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…

When a Picture Leaves Home

They’re all your babies. You’ve seen them grow up and take on a life of their own. And then they leave home for good.   ‘Shore Crab’ has recently been exhibited at Corte Real Gallery in The Algarve and this week has found a new home out in Portugal. Let’s hope his new parents enjoy having…

Gallery @500ft, Lynton

  This stunning gallery in the heart of Lynton, North Devon has been lovingly developed by Helen and Paul whose fantastic eye for not only great art, but also wonderful sensibility how to present it, makes this gallery such a delight to spend time in. Offering a mix of gifts, crafts, sculpture and art, Helen…

Whistlefish’s New Gallery in Mevagissey

Mevagissey is an iconic Cornish fishing village: The attractive old town was once the centre of Cornwall’s pilchard fishery and it still boasts a working harbour with small fishing boats lining up against the wall. Narrow streets and steep valley sides lead down to the centre of old Mevagissey and its distinctive twin harbour. It is…