“It gives me great pleasure to endorse the work of the gifted portraitist Tracey Miles; my family sprang a large surprise party upon me for a Significant Birthday, and rather than engage the usual photographer, they asked Tracey to come and draw the proceedings live.
Working at high speed, she documented the musicians and the guests and, captured not just the likeness but, the exuberance of the occasion in a way that no camera could have managed.
Why not have an artist to your wedding or event?
Why not have Tracey?
JXC Cliff house, Cadgwith
Commission, Watercolour of Celtic Cross in St Just.
“Tracey is a rare artist in that she can take one’s vision and make it happen on canvas. She does does not impose her own interpretation of the piece of work but allows herself to be the conduit through which the clients ideas flow. A talented and selfless artist”
I got a coloured pencil drawing for my birthday
My sister gave a photograph of my children and asked Tracey to draw its reproduction.
The result is perfect.
Indeed, we can perceive all the details of the faces. The colors are the same as the ones on the photograph.
This piece of art gives me the impression of perpetuating the moment when the picture was taken.
Tracey Miles has perfectly met my sister’s expectations.
Moreover, it’s an original idea of present.
I am really happy with it.
Laetitia, Brest, France.
I arranged for artist Tracey Miles to commission a painting of our pet dog, Polly.
Sadly Polly died but her memory and the joy she gave us lives with us daily in this unique and beautiful painting which Tracey has captured her full character in.
– Iris Bovingdon, Herts.
We are absolutely thrilled with the drawing. Thank you SO much. We keep looking at it but so far we can’t see any way of improving it. You have captured our Patsy perfectly!
To say that we are pleased with our special “double portrait” is a complete understatement, we are thrilled!
You have captured our facial images so accurately, and managed to show a friendly caring picture, of the love for our sailing memories and the story behind this.
May we also compliment you on the professional and reliable way that you processed our commission, keeping us informed step by step and ensuring that we were happy with each stage. At no time did we have any concerns about what we had asked of you, and what we now know you created so beautifully for us.
You are a highly talented artist and we hope that you will allow us to treat you as a friend.
Thank you again.
– Pat and Richard Palmer
It was absolutely Fab-u-lous having my portrait done by Tracey and all the family have loved it.
Six prints have already been distributed.
My face and hands are in brilliant detail and I remind myself of a gambler in a pre-war Havana Cafe!
It’s no gamble however having it done by Tracey.
So for super detailed portraits she is your girl.
Gordon, Mullion, Cornwall.
Tracey Miles is a talented artist specialising in life drawing and portraiture.
I found it an interesting experience to sit for Tracey, during the sessions we would spend time getting to know a little about each other’s lives and background, consequently she was able to use some of my “stories” in the finished portrait.
While she is working on the portraits she likes to incorporate her knowledge of the sitter to make a story in the painting, thereby creating something that can be treasured for a long time.
Tracey draws and paints what she sees and achieves a great likeness.
– Joyce, Mullion, Cornwall.
Tracey has such a talent for depicting your personality within her paintings.
She’s a true master at how she wields her medium & allows the emotion of the person to be revealed.
She listened carefully & understood completely what I was after.
She put me at ease at all times & I would highly recommend having a portrait done by her.
A truly gifted artist & a wonderful woman!
Some words about my commission:
In 2016 I commissioned Tracey to produce a sketch portrait of my twin girls (then 14 months old) for my wife’s surprise Christmas present.
Tracey came over and spent an hour sketching at our house as the kids played and romped around.
Tracey’s technique was to quickly capture the children’s face and body shapes as they moved around and then fill in with increasing detail when the the children came back to the same position.
The result was a fantastic pencil montage of their play activities, which was incredible to witness and it produced a great result which my wife really loves.
One of Tracey’s paintings…Love’s Present is one of my most treasured possessions. I first saw it after walking a 500km Camino pilgrimage through Spain to Santiago as a gift to myself for my 50th birthday. The scallop shell is a symbol of Saint James (SAN Tiago) and perfectly captured the spirit of the walk. It evokes memories of this wonderful experience each day when I see it on my wall.
Lorna, Noosa, Australia.
I arranged to sit for a pencil portrait after I saw the the quality of Tracey’s work in a gallery.
The session was relaxed and very friendly.
I sat for twenty minutes and Tracey produced a beautiful, sensitive drawing which I am delighted with.
I am now arranging another sitting so she can draw my grandchild!
– Sue, Helston
When my very good friend Sue told me she was going to have a portrait of herself by a local talented artist, I asked if it would be possible to have one also.
Not knowing what I had let myself in for I watched Tracey at work drawing Sue, 20 minutes later, it was my turn, sitting still and not talking for 20 minutes was a challenge for me and being studied at quite close range was somewhat nerve wracking however it all passed off quite quickly and the result in my view was a wonderful experience with a picture I can hang on the wall.
Many thanks Tracey for an excellent portrait.
– Michael, Mawgan.
This is an amazing picture of Daniel.
A lovely surprise present too!
You are a very gifted and talented lady.
I would recommend you.
Mary, Mullion. Cornwall
“Tracey’s paintings are honest, detailed, sensitive and beautiful.
Rightly, our family portrait has pride of place at the top of the stairs opposite the front door. I pass it everyday. Sometimes I study it, sometimes I let it study me. It is unique and very special. A reminder of a time in our lives. It is something I am privileged to own and will always cherish. Thank you Tracey.”