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Robert Mileham AFAS

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Sculptor Robert Mileham AFAS
Robert Mileham

About Robert Mileham

Robert Mileham, whose ability to capture the spontaneity and bounce of a dog and those dreamy moments in a child`s life is nothing short of a mystery. His work is really all commission resulting from people having seen his work in an exhibition or in a collection which are as far a field as the USA, Hong Kong, Belgium, Switzerland and of course Britain. He must be one of the finest sculptors of girls around.
Sculptor Robert Mileham AFAS
Field sketch with model

Exhibition History of Robert Mileham

1998 Dorchester
1999 Dorchester, Badminton, Burleigh
2000 Dorchester
2001 Pangborne
2002 London
2003 London, Athelhampton, Bournemouth University
2004 Moigne Court DAW, Art In The Garden, art@plush, Art at Home, Dorchesater
2005 Poole Quay, Lilliput, Blandford, William Herschel Museum Bath, SWCAF Exeter
2006 Poole Quay, AFAS Mall Galeries, London
2007 “Countryside Exhibition”, Air Gallery, Mayfair, London
2009 Spring Water Gardens, near Milton Abbas Dorset, by appointment
2009 Art Parks Guernsey
2009 “Inspired By The Garden Exhibition”, The Gallery Cork Street, Mayfair, London
2009 AFAS Mall Galleries London
2010 “Art of Giving”, Saatchi Gallery, London
2011 “Red Orb”, Purbeck Sculptors, Dorset
2012 AFAS, Mall Galleries, London
2013 Art Parks, Guernsey
2014 Art Parks, Guernsey
2015 Plumber Manor Country Hotel
2015 AFAS Mall Galleries London
2016 AFAS Mall Galleries London

Prize from Kate Adie

Biography / CV of Robert Mileham

Robert Mileham started sculpting ten years ago and has been full time for eight of them. His work has come almost entirely on commission from people who have seen his works in private collections and at joint exhibitions. Robert is married with a recently grown up family and lives in rural Dorset. His last exhibition was in Mayfair at the Air Gallery.

Size doesn`t matter

Artist Statement of Robert Mileham

Why do I sculpt? I simply love it. I just have to recreate life as I see it. I caught sculpture at a turning point in my life. It was infectious, demanding, selfish, totally compulsive, it has become my reason d`etre. Sculpture is in our time and place. It exists; it is more than an image. You should engage with it, touch it and see it from all angles. It has the advantage of presence.
I was always good at drawing but after A level Art I was not encouraged to pursue it as a career but followed my father and brother into the army. This was followed by some time in business.
I have gradually become known for sculpting figures and spaniels.
More than half my work takes the human form as its subject and here lies the route of my practice, training and influence. However, I have been asked to sculpt more than ten different breeds of dogs as well as many other animals, but why spaniels? I love spaniels, they are quick witted, keen to please and are particularly active. I grew up with them. Springers tend to be more reliable and the cocker full of surprises. Aesthetically they are perhaps the most endearing of dogs. I enjoy sculpting all sorts of animals but I will always come back to spaniels.
Much of my work is commissioned in bronze, a wonderfully versatile medium. Carved marble set the renaissance alight but bronze compliments it. Marble has translucence and radiance but bronze renders a greater spectrum of colour (Patina) and crispness for detail in any size or form.

Awards and Prizes of Robert Mileham

AFAS Highly Commended 2006
Peoples Choice WH Sculpture "Heavenly Bodies" Competition 2005.


International Arts Blog
Armed Forces Arts Society.

Qualifications / Education of Robert Mileham

Largely self taught in Sculpture.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Robert Mileham

Dorset Sculpture Blog.

Teaching Experience

Specialist in Dyslexia.

Influences / Inspiration of Robert Mileham

As a young man Robert Mileham was heavily influenced by other artists in his family. Having studied sculpture in depth more recently he has found Tegners and Troubetzkoy of special interest.

Price Range of Work

Robert Mileham's work has a price range from £6,450 to £21,750

Mediums utilised

Robert Mileham's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Robert Mileham's work is found in the following categories on site:
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Teenagers Sculptures statuettes Portraits figurines commissions etc (3)
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures (2)
Children Playing Sculptures or Statues or statuettes (2)
Dogs Sculpture
Nudes, Female Sculptures
Dogs Hounds Bitches Puppies Sporting and Racing
Field Sports, Game Birds and Game Animals Sculptures
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures
Poolside Sculptures
Domestic Animal Sculpture
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Robert Mileham's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2014 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2013 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2012 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2011 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2010 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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