Miles Phillips was born in 1972 in Canada. He graduated from the University of Victoria, Canada and earned an honors degree in painting (1997). Miles studied under Sandra Meigs who recently won the Governor General's Award of Canada (2015).
He earned a Diploma for digital media (2000) in web design and programing from Bodwell College, Vancouver Canada. Won a competition for best design award.
Miles has exhibited his paintings in different venues globally, Standard Notions New York, Ironworks Gallery Vancouver, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, etc.
In the late 90's, Miles lived in New York City, San Francisco and London. Since 2001, he has been residing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, painting in oil, participating in street art, working with digital and mixed media to bring out rawness and color to deliver a messages more clearly. He is now working on portrait commissions and non-commercial projects.
"I am a multi-media artist.
Paintings can also construct stories mainly based on how one feels. Emotion, imagination, representation, and ultimately the essence of painting is connected to a system of relaxation, awe, inspiration, rest, and tranquility."