On the Cover: Chris Miles

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Artist Chris Miles grew up in Utah.  After graduating with a BFA from the University of Utah in 1990, he moved to New York and worked as an illustrator for magazines, book covers and children's books. In 2000 he returned to  Salt Lake City and shifted his focus to fine art.

“I don’t really know where the ideas for my paintings come from but I am broadly influenced and nourished by the symbolism and mythology, and the work of other painters who have come before. My paintings begin with a small ink sketch. At some point I enlarge this sketch and make a series of refinements on tracing paper. I then transfer the refined drawing to the painting surface and begin painting in acrylic, using the techniques of European masters, whose paintings are a constant source of inspiration for me.”

You can see more of Chris's work on the web at http://www.chrismiles.net, downtown at Utah Artist Hands, and at Palmer’s Gallery in Trolley Square. Artist Chris Miles grew up in Utah.  After graduating with a BFA from the University of Utah in 1990, he moved to New York and worked as an illustrator for magazines, book covers and children's books. In 2000 he returned to  Salt Lake City and shifted his focus to fine art.

“I don’t really know where the ideas for my paintings come from but I am broadly influenced and nourished by the symbolism and mythology, and the work of other painters who have come before. My paintings begin with a small ink sketch. At some point I enlarge this sketch and make a series of refinements on tracing paper. I then transfer the refined drawing to the painting surface and begin painting in acrylic, using the techniques of European masters, whose paintings are a constant source of inspiration for me.”

You can see more of Chris's work on the web at http://www.chrismiles.net, downtown at Utah Artist Hands, and at Palmer’s Gallery in Trolley Square.

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