Why collage?

Because it’s possibly the best fun that can be had with recycling!…

Take a fresh look at a cutting of some apple peel, and at a completely different scale, it becomes part of a hillside; or perhaps a wintry panorama can become the crest of a wave. The strength of colour and detail in printed magazine photographs is a great resource for responding to the rich natural design in a landscape. Giles works from his own photographic reference, sketching out the scene in pencil first, then searching out cuttings with the right colour, tone and texture to build his ‘palette’. Giles finds the beautiful hills and valleys close to home in the Peak District especially inspiring; also the wonderful coastline of Wales.

Giles explains more in a recent video interview