Friday, February 15, 2008

Featured Artist of the Month - TJ Miles

This week saw the launch of the March 2008 edition of Irelands leading homes and lifestyle magazine - 'Irelands Homes, Interiors and Living'.

I am featured 'Artist of the Month' with a four page spread on me and my work. In all good bookshops now. There is also a competition to win one of my original paintings worth 2000 euros, being held in conjunction with the magazine, if anyone is interested in entering.

International Inaugural Success!!

The opening of the 'take 5' exhibition was attended by well over 200 people from what seemed to be at least seven or eight different nationalities, going by the languages spoken. Two Spanish Television companies arrived along with representatives from the Torrevieja Ajuntamiento, and there were reporters from at least five international newspapers that interviewed me personally, never mind the rest of the artists. My thanks goes to Elizabeth Bell who attended as a representative of the British Consul Juliet Maric, who unfortunately couldn't make it on the night.

Thankfully the newpaper interviews were in English, but I am afraid my interview with the Spanish TV might be better left on the shelf, given my still, quite poor, grasp of the language.

All in all, I think it is fair to declare the inauguration a great success. The momentum has continued building with a constant stream of interested people coming in each day since, wanting to meet the artists involved. Although there is a consierge in attendance for the whole exposicion, all artists have agreed to attend at least some part of each day in order to answer any questions posed by curious members of the public.

The show will continue for another 4 weeks approximately. Opening hours should be (Town Hall permitting!) from 11am - 2pm, and 5pm - 8pm, Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays). Please feel free to come along and introduce yourselves to the artist on the day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Change in the Line-up for 'take 5'


It is with regret that two of the artists due to exhibit in the 'take 5' exposicion - husband and wife team, Ricardo Hanna and Gabriela Navarré - have had to pull out at the last minute due to personal reasons. However, I am pleased to inform you that I have found two Spanish artists of high calibre to replace them at short notice.

Antonio N Serralta and Rosa Fernanda Sanchez have both had exposicions in Torrevieja in 2007. In fact, I was so impressed with their paintings at the time, that I made a note of their contact details at the exhibitions with a view of purchasing something from each for my own personal collection at a later date.

Both were extremely helpful and understanding at such a late stage in the proceedings and have worked wonders over the last two days in the run up to the opening tonight.

Click on the link to the 'take 5' webpage for more details of each artist and some samples of their paintings.

Doors open 6.30pm. Hope to see you all there.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Here are another couple of pictures earmarked for the 'take 5' exposicion. Hope you all like them - one is a panoramic version of my trademark style of quirky landscape.
'Memories of Home' 120cm x 40cm

The other is also in my usual style, but this time I have created it as a mosaic from broken tiles. Quite an interesting challenge, and something I quite enjoyed doing, especially when it was so different from painting.

'Mosaic of Life' 30cm x 30cm