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T.J. Miles

T.J. Miles

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 "normal" life.

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 place themselves

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

January 2007 TJ's first solo exhibition of limited edition prints is to begin on Saturday 13th January at The Montepiedra Hotel, Orihuela Costa. Organised in conjunction with "Artpoints" executive organiser Kai Engels, TJ's limited edition prints are suited to people who want to collect his work but find themselves out priced due to the rise in his popularity and subsequent price increases. Kai said - "It's an affordable way to collect a TJ Miles certified original print without breaking the bank".
December 2006 TJ has been accepted to show his latest works in The Barbara Stanley Gallery in London, as part of a joint Christmas exhibition. Gallery owner Barbara Stanley, specializes in bringing top Irish artists into contact with London based collectors. The Barbara Stanley Gallery
November 2006 TJ has just been accepted to exhibit work in MacGregor Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland. Gallery owner Iain MacGregor, was thrilled when TJ agreed to give him exclusivity for the whole of Scotland. Iain said - "I think it's important to give the gallery the "wow" factor." MacGregor Fine Art
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. TJ's prints are catalogued, hand numbered, and come with a signed certification to prove authenticity.
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.
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.

Current/Future exhibitions

Dec 2006/ Jan 2007 Joint exhibition,Sala Barna,Barcelona,Spain
Dec 2006/ Jan 2007 Joint exhibition,The Barbara Stanley Gallery,London,England
January 2007 'Artpoints', Hotel Montepiedra, Orihuela Costa, Spain
June 2007 Joint exhibn.Marziart Internationale Galerie,Hamburg,Germany

Previous exhibitions

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 exhib.Island Arts Centre,Lagan Valley Island, 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
December 2006 Joint exhibition, Kenny Gallery, Galway, Ireland
December 2006 Joint exhibition, The Hughes Galleries, Portstewart, Ireland

Corporate and Public collections

  • Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin
  • South Eastern Education and Library Board, Downpatrick
  • Bar Burgundy, Lisburn, N. Ireland
  • Easy Insurance Company, Alicante, Spain
  • Mako Enterprises Ltd. Alicante, Spain