Myles Oxenford was born in 1977 in Plymouth and grew up in Scotland. He has a BA in Art from Falmouth College Of Art and has lived in Cornwall for over 15 years.
Myles paints the landscapes of places close to his heart along with beautiful still life. He likes to instil a calmness within his compositions using a soft palette and capturing the translucent light. He builds up layers by gentle rubbing back the surface and sometimes leaving exposed rawness to create an airy, spacious feel which results in a structured area of painting. Constantly exploring the fundamentals of brushstrokes, colour and light, he likes the onlooking to feel immersed in the painting.
His landscapes often capture an extended viewpoint; the eye isn't still on one point of focus, instead the painting creates a panorama which comes to life with the light.
His favourite surroundings include the places he has visited and lived in most:- Falmouth and its surrounding areas, Scotland, Wales and South Africa – painting mostly outdoors. Daily walks with his dog (also a subject matter on rainy days) allow him return to the studio with a memory.
Myles' recent love of flowers and still life has arisen over recent years while sharing a studio with is wife who is a florist. This has allowed him to understand the form and beauty that exists within each individual image that is captured with his delicate application of paint and palette.
Myles says of his work:
"These are escapist paintings in many ways.They are not about the geography of the place but more about the atmosphere and emotional response . Playing with the compositions and light, making many layers to the painting, I hope to create something beyond a straightforward representation that for me is a true capturing."
Myles work has been exhibited in leading galleries in the United Kingdom since 2000 and his collectors base continues to grow.