I am Giles Hughes, a Birmingham based artist, illustrator and collector. You can find me most weekends searching flea markets and junk shops for hidden gems. I’m especially interested in vintage ephemera: old magazines, adverts, cards and posters. Anything that catches my eye, from classic motorcycles, old badges and rusty tinplate toys is fair game. Much of what I pick up finds its way into my sculptures, journals and greetings cards. I have worked commercially as an author, artist and illustrator, but my real passion lies in painting landscapes and seascapes. Finding myself living in a large city has stifled this passion somewhat, and most of my painting is now completed at weekends and holidays. I hope you enjoy Circa and find something you like!