Tony Giles (1925 - 1994)

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Tony Giles (1925 – 1994) was born at Taunton, Somerset, close to the railway yards. His father was an engine driver for GWR (Great Western Railway) and as a child Giles would often travel in the leading coach as his dad brought the London train down to Penzance.

He never lost the magic of those trips and in 1959 he was able to move to Cornwall and work in the planning department of County Hall. In his spare time he painted compulsively, the railway lines and viaducts of the county, its clay workings and mine buildings, its harbours and chapels.

This exhibition shows a selection of his magical paintings. Subject include railway lines and viaducts, clay workings and mine buildings, harbours and chapels.

– See more at: http://www.falmouthartgallery.com/Exhibitions/2015/941~Man-made_Cornwall_The_Paintings_of_Tony_Giles#sthash.FYsgCaDO.dpuf

  • Cornish Harbour, 1960's
    Mixed Media
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  • Chacewater Railway 1989
    Picture size 17.5 x 14 inches (Approx.)
    Oil on Board
  • Boats on a River
    26 x 22 inches (Approx. Image size)
    Acrylic on Board
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  • Gwennap Pit
    Approx. Image size 21 x 13 Inches
    Mixed Media
  • Grey Skies
    Approx. Image size - 39 x 17 Inches
    Oil on Board