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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

Ailsa

Mixed Media

Painting

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Ailsa in Purples, Blues & Gold

Ailsa in Purples, Blues & Gold

Mixed Media

Painting

£1,600

Arran

Arran

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Original

£290

Arran

Arran

Mixed Media

Painting

£1,595

Arran

Arran

Original: Mixed Media

Painting

£290

Arran Abstract I

Arran Abstract I

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£1,950

Arran Abstract II

Arran Abstract II

Mixed Media

Painting

£1,800

Arran in Purples, Blues & Gold

Arran in Purples, Blues & Gold

Mixed Media

Painting

£695

Arran in Purples, Blues & Gold

Arran in Purples, Blues & Gold

Mixed Media

Painting

£1,600

Arran in Tones of Purples & Blues

Arran in Tones of Purples & Blues

Mixed Media

Painting

£695

Arran Spring Abstract

Arran Spring Abstract

Original : Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

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Arran Sunset

Arran Sunset

Mixed Media

Painting

£290

Arran Sunset

Arran Sunset

Original : Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£695

Bass Rock

Bass Rock

Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£225

Brodick Bay

Brodick Bay

Mixed Media

Painting

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Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm

Original : Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£350

Dumgoyne and the Campies in the Snow

Dumgoyne and the Campies in the Snow

Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£295

Elemental Arran Abstract in Tones of Green

Elemental Arran Abstract in Tones of Green

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

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Red Geometric Abstract II

Red Geometric Abstract II

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£1,600

Sanda Island Abstract in Tones of Blue

Sanda Island Abstract in Tones of Blue

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£350

Twilight Arran

Twilight Arran

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£495

Wee Ailsa

Wee Ailsa

Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£185

Wee Bass Rock

Wee Bass Rock

Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£185

Whiting Bay Abstract III

Whiting Bay Abstract III

Original: Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

£1,800

Winter Sunset, Ailsa Craig from Prestwick

Winter Sunset, Ailsa Craig from Prestwick

Original : Mixed Media on Glass

Painting

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