Artist: TJ Miles
Born in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1965, Miles studied art until he left school at 16 to begin his working life. After a variety of positions he went back to part time education to retrain for a career in other fields.
Never one to remain still for long, He began to reinvent himself. He decided that he wanted more challenges in life and started channelling his energies in other areas. He returned to education to study art and psychology. Then decided to shift his interests towards sociology instead of art.
He turned back to art about 25 years ago and has never looked back. Originally working in watercolours, then progressing to acrylics for more flexibility to mould with his imagination. Nowadays he also create sculptures in wood and metal.
His passions for travel and art have been constant companions for many years. His art fuses elements of Americana and European surrealism with aspects of Irish figuratism and the viewer may readily discern the influences of Hopper, Dali, De Chirico, Magritte and Markey in his work.
He lives in southern Spain and his ‘Mediterranean’ palette brings warmth to the quiet places. There tend to be few figures in his paintings as he prefers to offer uncluttered landscapes into which the viewer may place themselves