Artist Anthony Giles gets ready for month-long takeover of Margate’s Pie Factory Gallery

Artist Anthony Giles

Pie Factory Gallery in Margate will be recreated as a studio in a month-long takeover by artist Anthony Giles.

The painter will replicate his studio at the gallery and then work, teach and exhibit his art, alongside that of his students, from January 17 until February 12.

A collection for Pilgrims Hospices will be held throughout the month.

Born in Ramsgate in 1961, Anthony attended Hartsdown Secondary School before studying at London College of Print and Design. His career as a printmaker began in 1979, progressing into photography, graphic design and illustration.

During his career he has provided illustrations for, amongst others, The Lady Magazine, Hornby Hobbies, What Video Magazine, Scalextric, ICI Oils, Dreamland and Kent County Council.

As design became digitised during the early 1990s he studied horticulture and trained as a landscape designer, but a car accident in 2002 left him with injuries and he started to paint as therapy whilst recovering from two major back operations.

Today he lives and works in Margate and exhibits his work in galleries across the UK and his art is held in private collections as far afield as the United States, Canada, France and South Africa.

He has a passion for large paintings that capture the beauty of the downlands, marshes and beaches.

Pie Factory Gallery in King Street, Margate, is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am to 5pm.