In Giles Ward’s new book of paintings “See Life – paintings inspired by the sea” Giles explains where his love of sea and the wonderful creatures in it came from:
“We’ve all done it; paused on a beach walk and crouched beside a rockpool. The surface is still, a drift of seaweed occasionally sighs on the pool’s surface and we think there’s nothing to see. Linger a little longer and, slowly but surely, a whole world of activity starts to announce itself. A sea anemone stretches its tentacles, a tiny blenny darts between crevices, a shore crab peeps out to see if the coast is clear. The longer we look, the more we see.
This is where my love affair with life in the sea began: in the bottom of a yellow plastic bucket of rockpool finds. And that’s when I started seeing the shifting shimmer of colour, the tell-tale texture of shell and scale, the perfect patterns of nature’s op-art design.”
You can read more about Giles’ love of sea life in his new book:
GILES WARD – SEE LIFE
Paintings inspired by life in the sea
• Beautifully Designed
• 30 Full Colour Illustrations
• Fascinating facts about 19 different species of fish and shellfish
• Laminated Softcover: 52 Pages
• Dimensions: 230mm x 230mm
• FREE Postage
In this beautifully designed book painter Giles Ward’s passion for ‘life in the sea’ dives out of the page. Featuring many of Giles’ most popular paintings in vibrant colour, he pairs his favourite fish and shellfish with fascinating facts about each of them.
As one of the country’s leading sea life painters Giles is renowned for examining the intricate details, patterns and shifting colours of his subjects. This book is not only a stunning feast for the eyes, but food for thought about the lives of many of the intriguing creatures living in the waters that surround us.