Margate painting finds new home
A twelve metre long oil painting of Margate Seafront recently painted by local artist Anthony Giles, in aid of Pilgrims Hospices, has found a new home.
The impressionist style painting which took almost three weeks to paint comes in twelve one metre squares. It was originally planned to be sold in separate lots for the charity, but was purchased in its entirety by an anonymous benefactor who has close links with the town and wanted it to remain on display in there.
An appeal was launched by Anthony to find a suitable home for it to go on permanent loan and in stepped local solicitors Boys & Maughan.
Anthony said: “I am delighted Boys & Maughan will be displaying the Margate Painting. The owner is very happy for one of Margate’s oldest firms to have the painting on permanent loan as they wanted it to be kept together for the people of Margate and this is a perfect home for such a historic painting.”
Senior Partner at Boys & Maughan, Peter Rodd added: “With our own 200 plus year connection with the town, when we saw the article in the Thanet Gazette and knowing that we had the space in our Margate reception to display Anthony’s atmospheric painting for everyone to see, we picked up the phone to him straight away.”
The painting was officially unveiled within Boys & Maugham on Tuesday evening (March 12th), with members of the Pilgrims Hospices team in attendance.