GILES WARD

Artist biography

Giles is an artist and writer based in the South West of England. Originally from Yorkshire he studied fine art at Sheffield before moving to Exeter to study Illustration and Graphic Design. Defying the need to be categorised as an artist Giles flirts with the disciplines of painting, sculpture, writing and photography.

Both a published author and published artist, creative playfulness and experimentation is at the heart of everything he does. And these traits reflect on his latest work depicting fish and sea creatures in a modern and quirky way. The paintings are well balanced, with a touch of humour and decisive brush strokes, which he combines with experimental background patterns and glazes.

Giles has exhibited both in the UK and overseas, but is very fond of the local Art Scene, he is a passionate advocate of the creative arts and is a trustee of the Exeter based arts for health charity Magic Carpet.