Giles Kelly sees sketching as a challenge and as a necessary skill in the practice of more formal drawing and painting. Before WW II, while in training as a cadet at the Merchant Marine Academy, Giles served as Art Director for the yearbook, and made a few sketch-like illustrations of life at the Academy. During WWII in the Navy, for security reasons, personal cameras were not allowed to be taken to sea, thus Giles was “reduced” to sketching mementos. Now in his mid-nineties, Giles continues to sketch and work in watercolors and oils.
GILES’S GALLERY (more coming soon!)