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Joshua Miles

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Joshua Miles was born in South Africa in 1967. He studied fine arts at the University of Cape Town. His influences in printmaking started at a young age watching his aunt doing woodcuts. He is inspired by the impressionists style of loose mark making and the Japanese tradition of printmaking with selective rolling.
Joshua has a passion for capturing the play of light in the landscape found in reflexions on water or objects. This is often the softer light that brings out the inbetween tones that evoke emotion.
Joshua works in reduction block linocuts doing every detail from the initial sketch by hand and so only does limited editions of 10. He works only from images taken his self.
He and his Scottish wife enjoy road trips ‘hunting’ for the images he uses in his work. They live and work between their two home countries and now have a home and studio in both.
Joshua is one of those rare artists who has managed to make a living solely from his art. He is a prolific worker and as a result has exhibited extensively. His work can be found in private homes and collections internationally.
Joshua Miles - Abbreviated CV

1967 - Born in Ceres, Western Cape, South Africa.

1985 - Matriculated, Cape Town. Then 2 years army conscription.

1987 - Travelled Europe.

1988 - Studied Graphic Art at Cape Technicon.

1989 - 1992 - Studied at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.

2004 - Moved from the city to Baardskeerdersbos where he became co founder member and chairperson of the successful and well visited local Art Route which is still takes place twice a year.

2017 - Moved to Prince Albert, Western Cape. Due to the success of the Art Route in his previous home Joshua called together the artists of Prince Albert and started Open Studios there which he also chaired. This also takes place twice a year and Joshua still has his home and studio there and still takes part.

2021 - Joshua moved with his Scottish wife and son to Kirkcudbright, Scotland where he has opened his own studio/gallery space to visitors.


1991 - Michaelis most promising student prize.
Michaelis third year prize.

1992 - Michaelis School of Fine Arts Prize.
Judy Steinberg Prize.

2022 - Selected for The Boodle Hatfield Prize, Woolwich Contempruary Print Fair.

2023 - Selected for The Scottish Portrait Awards (long list.)
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  • Rockpool
  • Lino Print
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  • Puddle
  • Lino Print
Before the rain
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  • Before the rain
  • Lino Print
Bluebells and moss
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  • Bluebells and moss
  • Lino Print
Twinkly sea
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  • Twinkly sea
  • Lino Print
Moneypool burn
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  • Moneypool burn
  • Lino Print