Frank was born in Zimbabwe in 1946 and has lived in Australia since 2001. He has a background in Zoology and Botany and went on to study casting techniques in the 1970s, becoming the first artist to use the Ceramic Shell, Lost Wax process reproducing bronze artwork in Southern Africa.
From 1980 to 2000 Frank managed his own company creating a non-ferrous Artistic Foundry for the production and completion of bronze sculptures.
Whilst in Africa, Frank created bronze sculptures of African wildlife and people, inspired by the Bushveld region he so loved from his childhood. His move to Australia resulted in a change of artistic direction, where he began to focus on perceptions of the human form in a social context.
His work is now cast by the renowned Chalkos Fine Arts Foundry in Brisbane, but each piece is finished by Frank personally in his own distinctive style and patination. His unique patina styles are testament to many years of development, and he is a master of multiple finishes on a single piece. His works are produced in limited bronze editions, after which the moulds are destroyed.
Frank has exhibited his bronze sculptures in over 60 solo and group exhibitions and sculpture competitions. Since 1985 he has been commissioned to complete several public bronze works internationally.
“My works are designed to lift our spirits, please us and communicate deep human emotions. Each design releases our unique personal feelings as we enjoy it again and again.”
– Frank Miles