The Old School Welcomes Giles Davies

The Old School is delighted to showcase the work of Giles Davies, a new and welcome discovery for our little gallery in Swaledale. Summit-Thorpe-CloudLO  Through the medium of collage Gile’s creates images reminiscent of the fells and mountains that surround us, carefully matching the colours, textures and shapes of the scene with cuttings from colour magazines. Look from a distance and the collage blends together into a wonderful, vibrant landscape. Study more closely and you’ll find crowds of people, roads, cafes, flowers, lily ponds and tens of other abstract images, combining to create a whole much greater than the sum of its parts.Snowdon-icy-dawnLOWe think it’s wonderful, magical and quite unique stuff, and we’re sure you’ll think the same.

Richard & Polly 

 

Yorkshire Coast & Sea, Giles Davies

We came across Giles’s collage work just a couple of weeks ago. What a find! … And included in his portfolio of mountains, hills and coastlines was this superb image of Whitby with its wonderful colours and reflections.

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Whitby, September Sun | Giles Davies

Though we’d already printed all the signs, posters and leaflets for Yorkshire Coast & Sea, we simply had to include it as it provides another unique and original perspective on our beautiful coastline.

… And we’re pleased say that a wider range of Giles’s work will feature in the gallery as we move into our second season (more to follow).

Richard & Polly