2008 - Present
Resident Artist and Art Advisor:
Arran Art Gallery, Isle of Arran, Scotland

2013 - Present
Member of the sculpture group
Studio D
Castle Cove

2011 - Present
Member of the Paddington Art Group Sydney
2008 - 2012
Private Art Tuition (Sarah Aylward)

2007 - Present
Resident of Australia during winter months
2005 - Present
Resident of Isle of Arran during spring and summer months

2003 - 2006
Robinwood Art School, Ayr, Scotland
(Joan Lawson)

1998 - 2001
MBA: Paisley University, Scotland

1985 - 2002
MD/Chairman, Giles Insurance Brokers, UK

1984 - 1985
Norwich Union Insurance Company, UK

1981 - 1984
BA in Business Administration: Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland

1974 - 1981
Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh, Scotland

1967 - 1974
Ayr Grammar School, Scotland



Nick Giles

In 2004, following a successful career in the insurance industry, Nick Giles sold his share in the family business in order to pursue his creative leanings, which until then had focused on interior and garden design in his spare time. Based at Robinwood Art School in Ayr, Scotland and under the tutelage of Joan Lawson, the well-known Ayrshire artist, he immersed himself in the pain and pleasure of learning to paint.

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