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Nick Giles - Originals On Glass

Nick Giles - Originals On Glass

Nick's bold and vibrant abstracted landscape paintings on glass are inspired by the natural beauty of both Scotland and Australia. By painting in this medium, he creates artwork with strong luminescent colour, evoking the impact of his chosen landscapes. The natural drama of the islands and the sea are his favourite subject matter.

Nick is a highly experimental artist and he has developed his technique for painting on glass over several years using different paints and tools. He works on the reverse of the glass, working backwards from the first layer and building up more layers to create depth using a variety of mainly oil based paints. By varying the drying time between layers (typically between 8 hours and several days), this allows him to create texture and effects to enhance his paintings on glass.

Once a painting is complete, it is framed and backed with white mount board which allows the light to reflect through the painting where the paint is kept most transparent, creating a luminosity of colour unique to Nick's style of painting.

Artist Biography:

In 2004, after a successful career in the insurance industry, Nick Giles retired allowing him to pursue his creative leanings, which, until then, had focused on interior and garden design in his spare time.

Under the tutelage of Joan Lawson, the well-known Ayrshire artist, at Robinwood Art School in Ayr, he immersed himself in the pain and the pleasure of learning to paint. His enthusiasm and latent talent saw Nick develop his own painterly style in a remarkably short time, and requests and commissions for his work soon followed. Nick then saw that an artistic career was a realistic prospect.

As many artists, past and present, draw on Arran's beauty and wildlife to inspire them, so it is with Nick, whose character is reflected in his interpretation of his surroundings in his bold, colourful, vibrant and sometimes humorous work. Nick also cites the Scottish Colourists J.D. Fergusson and F.C. Cadell as his biggest influences.

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Ailsa Abstract

Ailsa Abstract

Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

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Ailsa Abstract

Ailsa Abstract

Original : Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£225

Ailsa Abstract

Ailsa Abstract

Original : Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£225

Arran Abstract

Arran Abstract

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£1,950

Arran Storm

Arran Storm

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Original

£390

Arran Storm

Arran Storm

Original : Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£350

Arran Storm

Arran Storm

Mixed Media

Painting

£495

Arran Storm

Arran Storm

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

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Arran Sunset

Arran Sunset

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£225

Arran Sunset

Arran Sunset

Mixed Media

Painting

£850

Arran Sunset

Arran Sunset

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£225

Arran Sunset

Arran Sunset

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

£495

Australian Abstract I

Australian Abstract I

Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

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Elemental Ailsa in Tones of Blue

Elemental Ailsa in Tones of Blue

Mixed Media

Painting

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Elemental Arran Abstract in Tones of Red

Elemental Arran Abstract in Tones of Red

Mixed Media

Painting

£850

Geometric Arran Abstract

Geometric Arran Abstract

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£1,600

Geometric Tones of Blue

Geometric Tones of Blue

Mixed Media

Painting

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Green Elemental Arran Abstract

Green Elemental Arran Abstract

Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£850

Holy Isle Sunrise

Holy Isle Sunrise

Original : Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£950

Holy Isle Sunrise

Holy Isle Sunrise

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

£495

Last of the Light, Arran

Last of the Light, Arran

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

£495

Last of the Light, Arran

Last of the Light, Arran

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

£290

Last of the Light, Arran

Last of the Light, Arran

Original : Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£950

Last of the Light, West Coast Arran

Last of the Light, West Coast Arran

Original : Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£1,600

Moody Ailsa Sunrise

Moody Ailsa Sunrise

Original : Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£145

Torrylinn Abstract

Torrylinn Abstract

Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

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Twilight Arran

Twilight Arran

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

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Twilight, Arran

Twilight, Arran

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£495

Wee Ailsa

Wee Ailsa

Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£145

Wee Ailsa

Wee Ailsa

Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£145

Wee Ailsa Abstract

Wee Ailsa Abstract

Original : Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£145

Wee Ailsa Abstract

Wee Ailsa Abstract

Original : Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£145

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