This vivid painting captures the essence of the artist's love of the Great Western Railway. The whole railway seems to live and move with a deep sense of joy.
The Treffry viaduct is near Luxulyan in Cornwall. It carried not only a tramway but also a water leat and was part of the great surge of progress when the industrial revolution saw Cornwall's mining industry flourish. It is now part of the World Heritage Site. The visitor who marvels at its achievement will understand how Giles felt inspired by it - and appreciate the paitning even more.
For further information on the life and work of Tony Giles see John Branfield, TONY GILES: PAINTER OF CORNWALL'S MAN-MADE LANDSCAPE, Mingoose Books.
TONY GILES: PAINTER OF CORNWALL'S MAN-MADE LANDSCAPE by John Branfield (Mingoose Books). This book offers a deep understanding of the artist and his work.