Beryl Miles was born and grew up in East Sussex. She left school when she was 16 and moved to London. She worked in various low level jobs and found her passion in the museums and art galleries of London.
She returned to education and studied in Brighton and London.
After completing a Foundation Year at Brighton college of Art she gained a fine art degree at Wimbledon College of Art and a PGCE at UCL.
She has worked in arts education throughout her career. Her last post was as director of a Specialist Arts College.
Throughout her teaching career she continued her own practice and now has the opportunity to focus on her own work exclusively.
Her paintings are suggestive rather than literal and involve memory and imagination. They are often reflections on fragile qualities of light and atmosphere.
She belongs to ArtSpace Loughborough, a group of professional artists who exhibit and support each other in their practice.