About the Artist
Anthony Giles lives and works in the artistic seaside town of Margate in Kent. Surrounded by Turner’s ‘Best Skies in all of Europe”. He paints, with a passion, large works that capture the beauty of the Downlands, Marshes and Beaches that surround him.
Rainclouds dark and laden above a foaming foreshore with just a glimmer of light on the horizon, or a summer squall moving quickly across a beach, obliterating light and form are everything that Anthony loves about working on the Kent coast.
Many of his paintings, even the large pieces, are started ‘en plein air’ and may have mud, sand or grass stuck to them, which is left on the finished work. This gives the piece a sense of being created amidst the event as it is captured on canvas.
Indeed, many visitors to Anthony’s Studio in Margate’s Old Town, will leave with an unfinished plein air piece, because these hold something of ‘the moment’.
Anthony has exhibited in London and Rome, his work is held in collections Worldwide.