Nick Giles

Through my abstracted paintings on glass and more realistic but often suggestive paintings on canvas, I aim to share and express the beauty I observe in nature and in the landscape. I am a Scottish artist and a keen bird watcher and I am very lucky to be able to spend six months each year in Scotland (where on the beautiful Isle of Arran, I have owned one of Scotland's largest art galleries, "Arran Art Gallery" for almost 20 years) and six months a year in Australia (where bird watching takes me to some very beautiful wild places).

My paintings are a reflection of my personal experiences, emotions, and observations of the natural world, capturing the essence of nature's beauty through an ever-evolving blend of abstract and realistic techniques. I often find myself in a meditative state when creating art, allowing my paintings to evolve naturally, and continually pushing the boundaries of my artistic style.

Conservation and rewilding are close to my heart, and I'll often prioritise painting nature and landscapes that are being conserved.

Nick Giles January 2024

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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