Bio

Myles was born in 1968 and did a variety of jobs before going to university in 2014. He gained a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art at the Swansea College of Art in 2017 and practices as a full time artist in Swansea while studying part time for his Masters Degree.  

Myles paints in watercolour, oil, acrylic and mixed media/collage. He also sculpts in steel and uses recycled materials for his sculptures, he has made Sculptures to commission for Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm in St Davids and The National Botanic Garden of Wales. His First World War Soldier sculpture was used in the series of commemorative performances in september 2018 for the Now The Hero events in Swansea put together by the artist Marc Rees. 

Myles sees himself as primarily a painter and has been selected for national competitions three years in a row, exhibiting in London and Newtown Wales. 

Timeline

SOLO EXHIBITION

2019 “Call Centre”   at the Liquid Gallery, High Street Swansea

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Group Christmas exhibition at the Albany Gallery Cardiff two pieces oil landscape (both sold) 

2016 Group exhibition “Reimagined Spaces” at the Welsh Assembly’s Ty Hywel Building in Cardiff Bay 

Five pieces oil landscapes 

2017 “Heart in Mouth” group show at Galerie Simpson Swansea 

2018 “There’s Something in the Water” Group Show Galerie Simpson Swansea 

2018 “Some Things we Forgot to Remember” Group Show at Swansea Museum  

COMPETITIONS 

The National Open Art Competition 2017                                Selected/Exhibited

2017-2018 Owl Beningbrough Hall NT,                                        Longlisted

Swansea Open art competition 2017                                      Selected/Exhibited

Oriel Davies 2018                                                                       Selected/Exhibited

International Sculpture Festival Guernsey 2018                       Selected/Exhibited

Swansea Open 2018.                                                                Selected/Exhibited

Queen Street Open 2019                                                          Selected/Exhibited        

Refresh Art Award 2019                                                             Selected/Exhibited

                                                    PROJECTS 

 2017 Created welded steel large-scale sculptures of various insects for Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm in St David’s Pembrokeshire, culminating in two-day residency. 

2017 Created sculpture for Burryport community heritage project culminating in open day supervising public project cladding of sculpture in scrap materials. 

2017 Created large scale steel sculpture for Cross Pollination Research Project (UWTSD) Arts and Humanities Research Council, and Arts Council Wales funded art science project. (9 artists, 9 scientists) Exhibition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales July/August 2017. Exhibitor and Workshop Leader. 

2018 Created recycled steel First world war soldier used in the “Now the Hero” Series of performances run by international artist Marc Rees in Swansea  

                                                                       PUBLIC ART 

2016 Collaborated with another artist to create the Hoarding Project at the Leonard Charles Building in Swansea featuring painted iconic scenes from Swansea in a street art style for Morganstone and Coastal Housing 

2018 “From the Station to the Sea” Shop Front Project High St Swansea Solo Artist 

2018 Oil Beetle Sculpture commission for St Davids Pollinator Trail Project Solo Artist 

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