After graduating from the University of Utah, Chris Miles moved to New York and worked as an illustrator for The New York Times, Random House,
Harper Collins to name a few.
In 2000 he moved West ,shifted his focus to fine art and has since developed his current style which he call's Magical Realism.
His ideas mostly come from sitting down with his sketchbook and drawing from his imagination, which is nourished by nature,
reading and looking
at the works of Old Master and contemporary artists. Chris says most of his paintings have characters and some kind of implied
narrative. He sees
each painting as a captured moment, and like an old surreal photograph discovered in a drawer, where one is unsure of what
or what will happen next. Chris finds this particular moment captured in an image very appealing.
Each painting begins with a small thumbnail sketch. He then transfers the refined drawing to the painting surface , building up
layers of paint using
the techniques of Old European Masters, whose paintings are a constant source of inspiration.
The Vault Gallery welcomes Chris and his magnificent paintings. They are magical in person.