tj miles

TJ Miles

Born in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1965, TJ 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, TJ began to reinvent myself. He decided that he wanted more challenges in life and started channeling his energies in other areas. TJ returned to education to study art and psychology and decided to shift his interests towards sociology instead of art.

Thankfully, TJ turned back to art about 25 years ago and has never looked back. Originally working in watercolours, then progressing to acrylics for more flexibility to mould with his imagination.  Nowadays, he also create sculptures in wood and metal.

My passions for travel and art have been constant companions for many years...

TJ’s art fuses elements of Americana and European surrealism with aspects of Irish figuratism and the viewer may readily discern the influences of Hopper, Dali, De Chirico, Magritte and Markey in his work.

Currently, TJ resides in southern 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 TJ’s work are readily available in many gift shops and stores worldwide, while his original paintings are now in private collections in Ireland, UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Serbia, Russia, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as corporate and public collections in Europe. In fact, given that his collectors are spread so far and wide around the globe, it is safe to say that the sun never truly sets on the imagination and artworks of TJ Miles.


TJ Miles - Boat