Featured artist Frank Miles appeared on Colour In Your Life Season One (1). Read a little bit about the artist here and support our site by joining and watching the episode below.
Watch as Graeme goes through the processes Frank Miles uses to create his beautiful bronze sculptures.
Frank Miles was born in 1946 in Zimbabwe and spent his early life as a child of the bushveld. A lifelong intimacy with nature is captured in all his wildlife sculptures and it is that which gives them such a presence in private, public, and corporate collections worldwide.
After graduating with a B.Sc (Hons), majoring in Botany and Zoology, Frank traveled extensively in Africa, Europe, and America.
Upon his return to Africa and the bushveld he so loved, his artistic talents matured into the creation of superb bronze sculptures of African wildlife and people. Frank made a wide study of various methods of bronze casting and finally formulated the unique process which, combined with his inspired talent, distinguishes his work.
Frank is a unique Australian artist specializing in Bronze Sculpture. Frank’s work has been exhibited in over 60 solo and group exhibitions and numerous sculpture competitions around the world.
Since 1985 he has been commissioned to complete public bronze works internationally and most recently completed commissions for the Gold Coast City Council and Ballina Shire Council on the east coast of Australia.
Frank’s formal studies in Zoology and Botany have given him the skills to produce strikingly life-like sculptures, but he is equally adept at modern and abstracted styles. Frank’s works are produced in limited editions after which the molds are destroyed, making each artwork truly unique and special.
His work is now cast by the prestigious Perides Bronze Art Foundry in Brisbane, Australia but each piece is finished by Frank personally in his own distinctive style and patination.
You can contact Frank Miles directly via his website at http://www.frankmiles.com.au/
Original Air Date: 8th April 2012