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From High School to college, Giles focused on fine art during his undergrad studies, which he also labels as another ‘great waste of time.’ Doug says, “The painting classes focused on the inane. Very few focused on enhancing one’s actual skills and composition. It was more of an extension of a High Schoolish, ‘paint what you feel and don’t judge my actual talent’ goofy art schlock.” Thankfully, Giles befriended a serious artist and sculptor who helped him hone his skills and introduced him to other artists, both living and dead, who would influence him greatly.
Doug has a piece of advice for the parents of artistic kids. He says, ‘Please note, parents of artists, forego most ‘art schools’ and instead seek out experts in your kid’s field who’ll actually help your child hone their talent, ground them in the basics, be appropriately hard on them, and forge them into the Best of the Best.’
Giles’s chosen mediums are oil and charcoal. And regarding his ‘style’, he prefers for you to define it.
For more about Doug and his various endeavors click here https://douggiles.org