Archive for October, 2012

Miriam Escofet

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 9, 2012 by Beth West Studio



Olive Tree and Goat

Detail from The Witching Hour

From Miriam’s website “There are many influences in my work and it would be impossible to list them all. I am fascinated by art and architecture of the classical period, when aesthetics and proportion were thought to communicate eternal and divine truths and art was considered a physical depiction of the divine. In paintings of the gothic and renaissance period, I am mesmerized and completely seduced by the details and textures of these works, by their sheer beauty and skill of execution. I find the ‘structure’  of their compositions fascinating; the marriage of perspective (the rational) with divine themes (the mystical) which brings an almost surreal quality to the paintings. Sometimes I feel that looking at these works is like opening a door into a hyper real universe. I look at paintings as worlds one can visually step into and be transported and sometimes even transformed by. For me the way into these worlds is invariably through the detail: I like to be visually seduced and pictorially convinced by art. I believe the primary function of art is to fill you with wonder.”



Abbot Anderson Thayer

Posted in American Art with tags , , , , on October 7, 2012 by Beth West Studio

Brother and Sister 1889

Virgin Enthroned 1891

Angel  1889


Jeremy Geddes

Posted in Australian Art with tags , , , , on October 4, 2012 by Beth West Studio

A Perfect Vacuum  Jeremy Geddes 2011

The White Cosmonaut Jeremy Geddes 2009

Jeremy Geddes is from Melbourne, Australia.  His paintings display a fabulous degree of technical accomplishment juxtaposed with imagination.

Jeremy will be having an exhibition with the Jonathan LeVine Gallery beginning October 20, 2012.