Hi! My name is Miles Johnston. I got into practicing drawing seriously around 11 years ago when I was 13. I was a frequent poster on a forum that was pretty popular back in the day called Conceptart.org, with dreams of working in the film and games industry. As time went on I fell more and more in love with drawing as an end itself. Now I am trying to move into the fine art world, by growing my presence online on Instagram and Reddit. This year I have been pretty fortunate and just booked my first solo show next year at a gallery called Last Rites in New York.

I love to work in pencil, I love that I can take my work anywhere, and I love that I am essentially using the same tools to draw with that I have been since I was a child. My main influences and art heroes are Alphonse Mucha, Zdzisław Beksiński, Frantisek Kupka, Gustav Klimt, M.C Escher, Junji Ito, Takato Yamamoto, Ernst Fuchs and many more to mention.

When asked what Beksiński's paintings were about, he was always reluctant to give them specific meanings and didn't like to title them either. He has a particular quote on what art meant to him that always struck a chord with me,

"I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams".

I think that just about sums it up. Hope you're all well and thanks for looking.

More info: milesjohnstonart.com | Instagram | Facebook

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Adam Havlík 2 years ago

Beautiful! Though I wonder what my neighbours would think if I had a pot-plant like that in the front t yard

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Sarina Salazar 2 years ago

Dreams seldom ever make sense.

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Hikari 2 years ago

Eye wonder...

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varwenea 2 years ago

The many faces inside us. So haunting

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Ratlady UK 2 years ago

I think you'd be great at doing album covers!

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Irene Bocardo Reina 2 years ago

where does she put the cigar in?

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Selenlna 2 years ago

Reminds me of the Black Dahlia

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Sarina Salazar 2 years ago

Is this Lady Gaga?

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Marzipanda 2 years ago

Self and shadow trying to merge :-o

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Kathleen Wieland 2 years ago

One with the tree.

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Selenlna 2 years ago

Really love this one!

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Caine Quicksilver 2 years ago

Great.

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Alyson Sylva 2 years ago

Sorry dear, you've been roofied. You won't remember a thing...

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John Moreno 2 years ago

Miles-- Great work on all of these pieces.

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Nuko Tenshimurasaky 2 years ago

i love how everything is perfect, and you have parts very doodly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Alyson Sylva 2 years ago

Easiest way to learn

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A.S. Galston 2 years ago

You're incredibly talented!

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Nuko Tenshimurasaky 2 years ago

in this one i see school. everyone is the same, everything is normalized.

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Jay Cole 2 years ago

Fractures in the facade of her porcelain beauty

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Marzipanda 2 years ago

:-/ Reminds me of a scene from Ghost Ship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbSjSIY0Zkk (discretion advised)

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Marzipanda 2 years ago

Cool peepers, but noooooooo--not the fly... that is going too far :D

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