Mounted, framed and glazed.
Frame 57cm x 68cm
WEST JUNCTION at Taunton was very familiar to Giles. Here a steam train speeds past the signal box at the busy junction.
Giles had a deep love of the Great Western Railway. His father was an engine driver, based in Taunton, who introduced him to the magical world of the steam locomotives. The boy enjoyed day trips as his father up in the engine took trains down to Penzance and back. The child's enthusiasm for bridges, viaducts and industrial architecture would later find expression in many paintings of that railway line.
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.