Miriam Innes


Miriam Innes is best known for her bold, dynamic and large charcoal drawings executed on canvas and paper. The exaggerated perspective and tonal precision of her pieces is produced by utilising the most elemental of materials: charcoal.

Innes was born in 1979 and grew up on a farm in a rural area of the west of Ireland. She spent her childhood immersed in among rolling hills, rivers and forest land. Inspiration was never lacking and creativity was an innate strength from a very early age. Innes had thirst for bigger adventures which was not going to be suppressed and once she had completed her bachelor degree in Fine Arts in 2003, she journeyed to Sydney. Since then she has traveled worldwide and spent time in Asia, U.S; Europe and the Middle East, eventually settling in Brisbane, Australia. She has drawn on cities’ respective architectures for inspiration and is endlessly discovering the abilities of her medium.

In July 2016, Innes commenced the “Spheres+Grids” series of work; it was the catalyst to the return of her studio practice. She was a finalist in Clayton Utz QLD Art Award QLD and successfully participated in the Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum in 2016.

Her most recently completed work of a New York street scene features various quintessential New York buildings and spans over 4 metres in length.

She continues to push the limits of her medium, mastering and controlling its yielding disposition to produce her charcoal pieces with continuous dynamic results.