Man-made Cornwall: The Paintings of Tony Giles

23 Nov 2015 - 23 Jan 2016

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.

Tony Giles Porthleven

Tony Giles Wheal Bassett