Joshua Miles

Joshua is one of those rare artists who has managed to

make a living solely from his art. He spent many years painting with oils on canvas but his passion has always been with reduction block printmaking. His influences in printmaking started at a young age watching his aunt Elza Miles, artist and art historian, doing woodcuts and then later studying under Cecil Scotness at UCT.

Joshua is a landscape artist and is inspired by the play of light on the landscape which leads him to explore his local areas. He is always hunting for qualities flight that evoke emotion, this is often the softer light that brings out the in-between tones and greys most would miss. He is also inspired by the impressionists style of loose mark making and by the Japanese tradition of printmaking both of which are evident in his work.