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Miles Heseltine

Miles Heseltine

The pursuit of ephemera such as the changing of the light has long been a preoccupation of the artist who is considered an 'Impressionist'. My work is, in a sense, part of this tradition. I treat light as a substance co-relative to the paint itself. There is light and also the absence of it, like in Hardy's Egdon Heath.
The sombre stretch of rounds and hollows seemed to rise and meet the evening gloom in pure sympathy, the heath exhaling darkness as rapidly as the heavens precipitated itterms of influences Heseltine says of Soutine, whom he cites as most significant, a primal painter who sees, and feels, and doesn't analyse beyond what gets onto the canvas. Other influences are Constable, Alfred Wallis and Peter Lanyon. Heseltine however, has a visual language all of his own, and these honest depictions of the landscapes that he loves bear witness to this.


Miles Heseltine was brought up in Cornwall, studied painting at Norwich School of Art and after a successful career in music returned to live in his spiritual home of West Penwith. Reconnection with these timeless landscapes has resulted in a return to painting and his opening show with Beside The Wave was described as a "virtuoso performance" and attracted considerable critical acclaim. Since then Heseltine's work has continued to attract serious interest from collectors, including painter collectors, and he is without doubt, 'one to watch.'

Beside The WaveBeside The Wave

8-10 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3JA8-10 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3JA

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