Myles Cavanaugh is a Contemporary American Artist based in the bucolic Delaware River Valley. Born in 1974 to an artistic family, Cavanaugh draws inspiration and influence from both the beauty and mechanics of nature and human form. While Cavanaugh humbly identifies with his homebase Bucks County Impressionists, the breath of his creativity defies titles and borders.
In 1992 Cavanaugh began his studies in the fine arts program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. His penchant for working hands-on continued to emerge as he enrolled in classical methods and techniques including wax casting, printmaking, and impressionism.
Shortly after his studies at Pratt, Cavanaugh began travelling and painting abroad. A trip to Spain formed an immediate connection to the landscape and people of the country. His draw to Spain’s majestic surroundings and vibrant energy translated seamlessly into his painting style and made the discovery of new places his forever muse.
An extended residency at Foundation Valparaiso in Mojacár, Spain, an invitation for plein air painting in the Spanish markets of Sevilla, and multiple commissions for the landscapes of Clonokilty, Ireland are just a sampling of Cavanaugh’s international reach. Locally, he is drawn to both urban and rural settings. His portfolio includes nostalgic scenes depicting the New Jersey shore, Philadelphia and Manhattan skylines, and sweeping Maine country-scapes. Most recently, Cavanaugh - who is an avid cyclist - has been drawing inspiration from athleticism and movement for a new series of paintings.
"I strive to create beauty in my work, focusing on purity, emotion and instinct;
balancing between aesthetics and technique. Bringing forth a sense of feeling and tangibility to my work.
My goal is to create paintings that breathe life."
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