Miles Histand has been drawing ever since he can remember. After studying graphic design in Colorado, he moved to Portland, Oregon in 1999. Since then, he has been exploring various mediums, including cartooning, printmaking, and oil painting.
Between 1999 and 2005, Miles focused primarily on linocut printmaking, a medium to which he credits his high school art instructor for inspiration. Over the years, his portfolio grew to include over 100 original images, everything from local Northwest-themed work to Italian architecture to human portraiture.
In 2006, his interest in printmaking slowed as he developed a greater interest in oil painting. His first works were painted on old window frames which he found in his basement. Since then, he’s moved on to traditional canvases.
Miles has received numerous awards, including the Capital Press Award for his linocut, “Produce,” and has been published in Oregon State University’s book, This Bountiful Place. He shows mainly in local venues, although invitational shows in Dundee, Silverton, Beaverton, and Pennsylvania have brought his work to larger audiences.
Miles has always had a great fondness for animals, and his current interest in pet portraiture is inspired, in part, by his own furry friends, Sampson and Delilah.
If you are interested in a pet portrait commission or in purchasing any of Miles Histand’s work, please e-mail him at email@example.com