James G. Miles lives and works as an Artist/Sculptor and Singer/Songwiter at his home at Minerstown Road, Tyrella Beach Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Here he paints his land and seascape paintings and creates sculptures in bronze
James work is held in many private collections throughout the world. Owners come from all walks of life and include television, radio and sports personalities, international musicians, journalists and authors.
Among his collectors are South Eastern Education and Library Board for Northern Ireland, a former Miss Columbia, Sean Kelly, The President of GAA Ireland and interestingly the Private Butler to Swiss based international rock star, Tina Turner
He is a graduate of The University of Ulster holding a BA Honours and Master of Arts Degree.
James constantly experiments with Irish scenes introducing colour and movement.
From St. Patricks County Down to Galway and Connemara or to The Currach Men of Aran, James seeks to gain an in depth knowledge of his subject to enable an approach which must for him, include emotion and a deep understanding of the story he is trying to tell with his work.
“I love the mix of rural and coastal Ireland. The sea is very important to me; I am intrigued by its movement, colour, danger and calmness. I take inspiration from the struggle for survival that coastal peoples endure. In particular, I have been influenced by the history of the sailing work boats and the Island people around the area of Galway Bay. The Galway Hookers hold a special magic for me. I love to see their majestic ruggedness as they sail ‘against the odds’ at almost impossible angles. These are the images, which come to the canvas through my memories, thoughts and imagination