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John F B Miles

Synaesthesia - Celtic Renaissance

Synaesthesia - Celtic Renaissance

Artist : John F B Miles

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This delicate and extremely intricate mandala was painted by John Miles over a three-year period, and is certainly one of his finest works. He signed and dated this painting in 1980, giving it the provisional title of 'Celtic Renaissance'. This relates to his interest in a collection of ancient...

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Blue Mandala - Moment of Conception

Blue Mandala - Moment of Conception

Artist : John F B Miles

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This intricate and predominantly blue mandala was painted by over a long period, and John dated its completion as 1981. In a journal entry of that year he wrote: "The painting I have been working on is called 'Synaesthesia - The Moment of Conception'. It is on a black canvas and sparkles with...

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The Spirit of Totnes

The Spirit of Totnes

Artist : John F B Miles

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John Miles worked on this 'Spirit of Totnes' painting over a period of seven years. He began this composition in 1981, and late in 1988 he wrote: "I painted the signature off The Spirit of Totnes today. The signed part was totally ostentatious and interfered with the image." The painting is based...

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The Weaver of Dreams

The Weaver of Dreams

Artist : John F B Miles

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The Weaver of Dreams painting is a 6 x 5 foot continuum of intricate and colourful cascading natural forms, which seem to float and drip in space like a dense shoal of luminous sea creatures or jellyfish. There are literally hundreds of interconnected passages in this composition that weave...

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Dark Mandala - Rhythms of the Universe

Dark Mandala - Rhythms of the Universe

Artist : John F B Miles

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This incredibly detailed 6 x 5 foot 'Dark Mandala' was painted over a five-year period and signed and dated in 1989. The central core of the composition is like a dense spiral nebula of exploding fragments, or asteroids swirling around a source of light like a swarm of intoxicated moths. Salvador...

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The Life Force

The Life Force

Artist : John F B Miles

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'The Life Force' was a title that John used for several of his paintings and also for his retrospective exhibition in 1991 at The Old Library in Cardiff, where he wrote: "The gift of life is sacred and great love is The Life Force which carries us into Eternity." This 1976 painting was brilliant...

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The Gentle Pulse of Nature

The Gentle Pulse of Nature

Artist : John F B Miles

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This undated and unsigned mandala was painted by John Miles in the late 1980's on the raw and unprimed Irish linen canvas. He left the corners of this five-foot square canvas empty, while its outer halo is sprayed with a blue ring of aniline dye. A mass of nebulous structural forms emerge from the...

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The Crystal of Eternity

The Crystal of Eternity

Artist : John F B Miles

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Of this painting John wrote in 1975: "A large 6 x 4 foot painting is well on the way. I have worked on this at a faster rate, and now after only several months it has taken on a final ethos, which previously in paintings of this size has taken perhaps a year or more to materialize. This painting is...

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The Room When No One Is There

The Room When No One Is There

Artist : John F B Miles

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John painted 'The Room When No One Is There' intensely over the course of a year, and it is one of his most beautiful and visionary paintings. It depicts the living room of his house 'Samsara' in Torquay at night 'when no one is there'. Three pieces of bamboo furniture dominate the room, John's...

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The Shell Mandala

The Shell Mandala

Artist : John F B Miles

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The Shell Mandala is one of John's more unusual 'mandala' paintings, in that its subject matter portrays the crashing of a wave onto the shore of a beach that consists of shingle, shells and pebbles. These smooth and wet pebbles are massed together at the bottom of the painting like a crowd of...

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The Oddicombe Moon

The Oddicombe Moon

Artist : John F B Miles

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Oddicombe is a pebble beach in Torbay that was relatively close to John's house in Torquay, and this particular painting captures the stillness of a full moon over the sea, as seen from the cliffs above this beach. The stars of the night sky and the amorphous halo around the moon produce a soft...

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Synaesthesia - Thought Landscapes

Synaesthesia - Thought Landscapes

Artist : John F B Miles

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This early square painting was made in 1976, and is relatively quiet in its soft and amorphous form. The raw brown Irish linen canvas has been lightly sprayed with blue and grey aniline dye, and the ethereal shapes of John's archetypal and calligraphic structures begin to appear in the outer areas...

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The Pulse of the Universe

The Pulse of the Universe

Artist : John F B Miles

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The Pulse of the Universe is the mandala that probably best conveys John's perception of the sheer majesty of our universe and his own conceptual expression of synaesthesia, for the orchestration of this painting can simultaneously evoke a symphony of the spheres in the soul of the viewer. On a...

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Night Falls on Shirburn Road

Night Falls on Shirburn Road

Artist : John F B Miles

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'Samsara' was the name John gave to his terraced house in Shirburn Road, Torquay, and this particular study is a view from the back window of his studio. This study is a pen and black Indian ink drawing on art board, with spattered blue ink particles from a small metal blow-spray covering much of...

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Through the Magic Curtain

Through the Magic Curtain

Artist : John F B Miles

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This pen and Indian ink drawing on art board is a view from the kitchen of John's house in Torquay, looking through the bamboo curtain into the hall. The glass door on the left led down to his basement and garden, which along with the bamboo curtain that hangs in a separate doorframe, are almost...

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Night Enters the Kitchen

Night Enters the Kitchen

Artist : John F B Miles

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This intricate pen and Indian ink drawing on art board is a view from the hallway of John's house in Torquay, looking through the bamboo curtain into the kitchen. John made this glazed ink drawing in 1979, which compliments his other pen and ink drawing, Through the Magic Curtain. Of these drawings...

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My Bedroom Chair Whistles a Tune of Celtic Being

My Bedroom Chair Whistles a Tune of Celtic Being

Artist : John F B Miles

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Spirit Of Totnes

Spirit Of Totnes

Artist : John F B Miles

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Blue Mood - Bedroom Chair At Samsara

Blue Mood - Bedroom Chair At Samsara

Artist : John F B Miles

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Nude - Connie

Nude - Connie

Artist : John F B Miles

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