Brian Wiles

Brian Hugh Wiles was the youngest son of artist WG Wiles. During WW2 Brian served with the Royal Navy. After the war he returned to Rhodes University to read English

Brian Hugh Wiles was the youngest son of artist WG Wiles. During WW2 Brian served with the Royal Navy. After the war he returned to Rhodes University to read English and Economics and settled down on Leisure Isle at Knysna planning to write. Brian began to manufacture the special type of picture frame as used by his father and this led to 'The Gallery', which became one of the main tourist attractions to visit when in Knysna.

Brian also began to paint and he married artist Lucy Mullins in 1954, having met when she was having art lessons with Brian’s father WG Wiles.

Brian soon made a reputation for himself with his beautiful seascapes in which he conveyed realism from his love and knowledge of the sea gained from many hours of close observation while fishing.