Joshua Miles

Joshua Miles was born in Ceres in the Western Cape in 1967. After early schooling in Swellendam, he completed high school in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. He then went on to  study at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at UCT where he received the Michaelis Prize in his 4th year for best student
  His influences in woodcuts started at a young age seeing his aunt  Elsa Miles, artist and art historian, doing woodcuts and later studying under Cecil Scotness at UCT. He has also been intrigued by the impressionists style of loose mark making and by the Japanese tradition of printmaking.

Joshua is one of those rare artists who has managed to make a living solely from his art. He spent many years painting with oils on canvas but his passion has always been with the reduction block printmaking.
 After finishing at UCT Joshua moved to Hermanus where he met his Scottish wife, Angela. He lived in Scotland for two years doing more woodcuts than weeks he spent there. He also spent  3 years living in London painting and spending many hours in galleries and museums.

Joshua settled in the small village of Baardskeerdersbos in 2004 just after his son Fred was born. He moved there to enjoy the peace and quiet of this small community of mainly artists who, together started the popular B/bos Art Route which has now been running succesfully for 10 years.
Now he and his family have moved to Prince Albert for their sons high school years.
The Karoo has been calling Joshua for many years as he is drawn to the magical light and landscapes that have often featured in his work.

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