Myles was born in November 1978 in Sydney Australia. He moved to Canada at a young age and has been living in Montreal since the year 2000.

His mother is a pastel artist and introduced him to art. She was his first art teacher and inspiration. Since then, he has studied with Canadian and American living masters taking numerous workshops in Canada and the United States over the last 9 years. Myles most often paints in pastel and oil, and draws in graphite and charcoal. His love for the pastel medium stems from the qualitative nature of the pure pigment crystals which never fade over time, and capture light individually allowing for brilliant light reflection through layering.

Myles’ work can be described as contemporary realism that often contains a narrative. His inspiration flows from every day life and human experience, and he strives to infuse his personal spirit into each painting. He paints with conscious intention, to express a feeling or portray a thought, which becomes an obsession until completion of the painting – purposefully seeking to evoke his vision and emotion to the viewer.

Myles founded Montreal Art Exhibited in 2014 which started as a website that
features some of Montreal’s best up and coming contemporary realist painters. He opened a pop up gallery in 2017, Gallery MAE, which featured artists from Montreal, Quebec and Philadelphia. It was the first gallery in Montreal dedicated entirely to contemporary realism.

Myles has won several top awards for his pastels including Best of Show at this year’s International Pastel Exhibition “Les Pastellistes” for his painting “Through The Prism”. He has shown his work `Left Out To Dry` with the International Association of Pastel Societies in NYC at the prestigious Salmagundi Art Club on 5th avenue. His work can be seen in the Robert Rosen Art Collection, a private gallery in Edmonton Alberta.

Artist statement :

In a chaotic time when the world is filled with anxiety, suffering, and violence, meaningful art and expressive intention can help relieve tension, provide an escape, communicate and connect, support and relate, breed open mindedness and tolerance, interpret solutions, provide hope and generate love. Through an artistic mindful vision we can evoke beauty to a world that desperately needs more light