Miles Heseltine studied at Falmouth School of Art and Norwich School of Art. After a successful music career in London, Miles returned to his spiritual home of West Penwith in Cornwall in 2006 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. In 2008 he exhibited in the 156th RWA Autumn Exhibition.

His work can be found in public and private collections and is represented exclusively by Beside The Wave.


“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.”