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Miles Fairhurst

Biography of Artist

Born in 1955 in Norwich, the son of artist and art dealer Joseph Fairhurst. He studied at the University of Aix-en-Provence, France and under his father but is largely self taught.

His main influences are the great East Anglian artists, such as the Norwich School of the 19th Century, and Seago, Munnings and Arnesby-Brown of the 20th Century. These artists were principally concerned with the effects of light and the resultant atmosphere, something that Miles strives to emulate in his own work, the actual subject matter sometimes taking second place to the impact of the painting. He shares the great love of the East Anglian landscape, the broad skies and wild places, the mile upon mile of almost deserted beaches and marshland which are such an inspiration and complement his impressionist handling of the subject.

He showed his work in his own gallery in New Kings Road, London and in various mixed exhibitions in Yorkshire, the Cotswolds, Hampshire and East Anglia, having a first substantial showing at Park Grosvenor Galleries, London in 1992. He is currently exhibiting at several galleries in East Anglia and London. He has also shown his work at the Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition.

A painting of this artist was used in a Volkswagen commercial in 1987.

He returned to East Anglia in the late 1980’s to concentrate on painting and currently lives in Suffolk.

He has many paintings in private collections in Britain, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

More information can be obtained from the Dictionary of British Artists since 1945 by David Buckman 1998.