Working from a small area around the village of Finstock where he lives, Giles’ work focuses on the fleeting aspects of nature within the context of its constant regeneration. Rather than a photographic representation or an abstracted one, the paintings attempt to describe and accentuate the physical spaces depicted and the play of light within them. There is very little human activity in the work giving the paintings an increased meditative feel to them and an allusion to the passing of time.
His London based solo shows include: the APT Gallery (1998), the Neon Gallery (2000), Throgmortons Gallery (2006) and the Folk Arts Projects, (2010). Group exhibitions have been at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery (1999), the Chelsea Arts Fair (1999), the Platform Gallery (2000), Brit Art(2002), the Jake and Dinos Chapman Gallery (2007). Giles has several public works on permanent display at the UBS offices in both London and Japan, as well as work in private collections in Australia, the US, India, Japan and throughout the UK.