Guest artist for March & April 2019
Giles grew up on a farm in Tenterden, Kent. Influenced by his rural surroundings and his father who was a farmer, musician and craftsman, he has been creative from an early age – making objects and pictures between farm chores and schoolwork. Giles trained at the Kent Institute of Art and Design and, following a range of creative jobs, he now teaches in Kent and regularly exhibits his work in the South East.
Giles’s art has a strong identity and often focuses on the more quirky aspects of life. He uses evocative colours, textures and worn surfaces to create thought-provoking and humorous pieces, frequently painting on and sculpting in wood. Giles depicts places he has visited and people he has observed in his own unique style, giving rise to both a sense of place and history.