Myles Antony was born and raised in Dublin, where he studied
art under the noted Irish painter, Fergus O'Ryan. While still
in his teens, Myles moved to - what was then - 'Swinging London'.
Within a short period of time he joined the John Stephen Organisation,
founders of the Carnaby Street phenomenon, becoming Art Director
after a few years. When the whiz kids of Carnaby Street grew
up, Myles moved on to Graphic Design, creating TV logos, record
sleeves and movie posters.
In 1985 he held his first solo exhibition at the Edinburgh
Festival, which was a great success. Further exhibitions have
taken place in Amsterdam at the famed Rob Gallery and in Berlin
at the Mr B Gallery. His works were also selected for exhibition
at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, in 1990.
Myles Antony has broken barriers in his bold approach to the
use of watercolour, being true to, and in great control of
the medium. The colours he uses, the delicate lines and the
soft focus imagery give his work character and vision. With
keenly observed figures in search of an erotic identity, each
and every one is a portrait of a real person. His paintings
are at times daring, but always warm, human and witty.