T J Miles wurde in 1965 in County Antrim, Nordirland geboren. Kunst
war sein Lieblingsfach bis er im Alter von 16 Jahre die Schule
verlassen hat. Nach einer Vielfalt von verschiedenen Stellen und um der
Routine zu entfliehen, hat er die Schulbank wieder gedrueckt
um in Teilzeit Erwachsenenbildung sich fuer eine andere Karriere
umschulen zu lassen.
Als einer der nicht lange still sitzen kann, hat er sich entschieden,
dass er mehr Herausforderungen in Leben braucht und hat angefangen
seine Energie in andere Richtungen fliessen zu lassen. Er entschied
sich Kunst und Psychologie zu studieren. Später dann ist seine
Interesse mehr in Richtung Soziologie als Kunst gegangen.
Zum Glueck kehrte TJ vor circa 10 Jahre zur Kunst zurueck um sein
Beduerfnis ueber seine Erfahrungen in Nord Irland zu leben, zu
protokollieren. Angefangen hat er mit Aquarellfarben, dann weiter mit
Acryl fuer mehr flexibilitaet um es zu formen mit seiner Phantasie.
TJs Leidenschaften fuer Reisen und Kunst haben ihn Jahrelang
begleitet. In seine Kunst verschmelzen Elemente europaeischen
Surrealismus mit Aspekten von irischen Eindruecke zusammen. Der
Betrachter kann die Einfluesse von Dali, De Chirico, Magritte und
Markey in seine Werke wahrnehmen.
TJ pendelt zwischen seinen Haeusern in Irland und Spanien. Seine
Mittelmeer Palette bringt Waerme zu die ruhigen Orte die er mit
Freude zelebriert. Gestalten kommen in seine Bilder sehr selten vor,
er sieht schlichte Landschaften vor wo der Betrachter sich vielleicht
Drucke von seinen Werke sind landesweit in Geschenkladen und
Kaufhaeuser erhaeltlich. Seine Bilder sind in private Sammlungen in
Irland, England, Frankreich, Italien, Spanien, Schweden, Serbien,
Suedafrika, Australien, Neuseeland, Hongkong, Japan, Kanada, Mexiko
und der USA sowie auch in Firmen und oeffentliche Sammelungen in Europa.
TJ Miles was born in Co. Antrim in 1965. He 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, as he felt he had become trapped in the 9 to 5 routine of
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.
Thankfully, TJ turned back to art about 10 years ago to fulfil a need
to record experiences living in Northern Ireland. Originally working
in watercolours, then progressing to acrylics for more flexibility to
mould with his imagination.
TJ's passions for travel and art have been constant companions for
many years. His art fuses elements of European surrealism with
aspects of Irish figuratism and the viewer may readily discern the
influences of Dali, De Chirico, Magritte and Markey in his work.
TJ commutes between his homes in Ireland and Spain and his
'Mediterranean' palette brings warmth to the quiet places he so
joyously celebrates. There tend to be few figures in his paintings as
he prefers to offer uncluttered landscapes into which the viewer may
Limited edition prints of his work are readily available in many gift
shops and stores worldwide, while his paintings are now in private
collections in Ireland, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Serbia,
South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Mexico
and the USA, as well as corporate and public collections in Europe.
Latest Information/News Update
October 2006 Tj has agreed to exhibit his limited edition prints with
Artpoints. Based on the Costa Blanca, Artpoints have evolved a
series of spaces for exhibition at various locations along the full
length of the Levante coastline in an effort to bring art to the
people? on a grand scale. TJs prints are catalogued, hand numbered,
and come with a signed certification to prove authenticity.
For more information about Artpoints philosophy look at
July 2006 TJ has just been accepted to exhibit work in 'Solo Arte'
Art Gallery, Waterford, Ireland. Gallery owner Claire Keegan, has
confirmed that she has already got great positive feedback from
the public, and can see a promising future working with TJ.
'Solo Arte' Waterford, Ireland www.soloarte.ie
June 2006 TJ is also exhibiting his work in Monmartre Art Gallery,
Lisburn, Ireland. TJ said -"It feels good to show work in my home town
again after such a break."
April 2006 TJ has been accepted to exhibit work in The Fusion
Gallery, Altea, Spain. Gallery owner Judy Webber, an award winning
international artist herself, said she was very much looking forward
to working with TJ closely in the near future. For more in formation
look at www.thefusiongallery.com
December 2006 Joint exhibition Grupo Batik-Art, Barcelona, Spain
June 2007 Joint exhibition Marziart Internationale Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
2007 / 2008 (to be confirmed) One-man / Joint exhibitions in Spain,
Italy and France
December 2001 Joint exhibition Kennys Art Gallery, Galway
August 2002 "Brothers-in-art" The Gallery, Downpatrick Two-man exhibition
November 2002 The Gallery, Downpatrick Two-man exhibition
December 2002 Kennys Art Gallery, Galway Joint exhibition
December 2002 Art Effect, Belfast One-man exhibition
May 2003 The John Hewitt, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast One-man exhibition
August 2003 Joint exhibition Irish Art Group, Portstewart
September 2003 One-man exhibition Balmoral Gallery, Lisburn Road, Belfast
October 2003 Halloween Joint Exhibition IrishArtGroup, Portstewart
November 2003 One-man exhibition Island Arts Centre, Lisburn
November 2003 Joint Exhibition IrishArtGroup, Art Ireland, RDS Dublin
March 2004 Joint Exhibition Irish Art Group, St. Patricks Day
April 2004 One-man exhibition St Patrick's Trian, Armagh
April 2004 Easter Joint exhibition Hughes Galleries Ltd, Portstewart
Sept/Oct 2004 One-man exhibition Green Gallery, St. Stephens Green, Dublin
July/August 2005 Joint exhibition Hughes Galleries Ltd, Portstewart
December 2005 Joint Christmas exhibition The Kenny Gallery, Galway
April 2006 Joint Easter exhibition Hughes Galleries Ltd, Portstewart
Corporate and Public collections
Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin
South Eastern Education and Library Board, Downpatrick
Easy Insurance Company, Alicante, Spain
Mako Enterprises Ltd. Alicante, Spain