Size: 24"W x 12"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Antique Lamps and Tea Cups is a simple title for this detailed piece. This oil painting was inspired by a collection of lamps that my wife's mom had. I loved the detailed finish of a rose painted on it, and the shadows that gave depth. I also placed a dark table cloth in the background to push the subject forward.
I created this piece around the beginning of 2015 and it was part of my study of limited color pallet.
My name is Avon Miles jr. I am a Vango artist. I first picked up a brush and began to paint when he was four years old. I graduated from Hopewell High School. I have an associate’s degree in graphic arts and communication from ITT Technical Institute. I held other jobs after high school and made art on the side. I joined the U.S. Navy in 2003 as a corpsman, or a hospital medic. He served for about eight years before being honorably discharged in 2011. During my time serving in the military, I won first place in the Naval Women’s Day poster contest in 2009 and two flag contest “I won more awards for being an artist in the Navy than anything medical,”. While in high school, I won third place in the 1994 Congressional Art Competition and second place in the Petersburg Area Art League Student Art Award. Since returning to Hopewell in 2011, I have become full-time artists and have opened a art space called Selim Nova Art Studio which I co own with my beautiful wife Tessie, we have been producing commissioned work for businesses and individuals for over two decades. Thank you for visiting my portfolio.