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Miles Heseltine

Miles Heseltine

Miles Heseltine studied at Falmouth School of Art and Norwich School of Art. In 2009, he won the RWA drawing prize. His work can be found in public and private collections and is represented exclusively by Beside The Wave.


In 2006 Miles returned to his spiritual home of West Penwith in Cornwall and rekindled his creative energy for painting and drawing in the landscape. In the following year, his work was exhibited in a ground-breaking show titled 'Revolver' at the Penzance Art Gallery, grouping Miles with other young mid-career artists that together represented a new confidence and attitude in the contemporary Cornish art scene.

Making work I like to play as passive a role as possible. It is crucial that there is interaction between the subject and the subconscious felt. The way I work aims to embrace essences such as rhythm and suggestions of form and combine them with my more simple position as an observer of what is in front of me. My work starts with the drawings, usually made outside in simply black and white materials. I follow the same route everyday over the moorland that surrounds my studio, finding that walking in-between sessions of studio-based work further fuels my process. I like to observe the landscape as I am working, both directly and also through peripheral vision. Primarily my concern has been to represent nature as it appears before me. My work is executed spontaneously and quickly, sometimes allowing forms to enter the work subconsciously. Miles Heseltine.
1985-86 Foundation Diploma: Falmouth School of Art
1986-89 BA Hons Fine Art: Norwich School of Art
Selected Exhibitions
2017 Miles Heseltine: Hillsides and Headlands, Beside The Wave, Falmouth - Cornwall and Primrose Hill London
2017 'Fresh', Beside The Wave Stand, Cheltenham
2017 The Chelsea Art Fair, Beside The Wave Stand, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
2016 Delinya: An Exhibition of Drawings
2016 High Ground, Solo Show, Beside The Wave, London
2016 Art Fairs with Beside The Wave, Bristol, London and Edinburgh
2015 30 Days in May, Solo Show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2014 Black and White, Mixed Show in Collaboration with Falmouth Art Gallery and Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2014 Drawing From The Landscape, Solo Show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2013 Cornish Light, Mixed Show in Collaboration with Falmouth Art Gallery and Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2011 Contemporary Impressionism, Beside The Wave Gallery, Falmouth
2008 Works included in charity auction at the Exchange Gallery, Cornwall
2008 Rooftops and Landscapes, Solo show, Beside The Wave, Cornwall
1989 'Revolver', Mixed show, Penzance Gallery
1989 Mixed show, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Rouen
1989 Mixed show, St Gregory's Church, Pottergate, Norwich

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