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Odd Nerdrum

Posted in Uncategorized on September 12, 2013 by Beth West Studio










Julio Reyes

Posted in Uncategorized on January 20, 2013 by Beth West Studio

One of my favorite contemporary painters is Julio Reyes.


Amaranth by Julio Reyes

Holding-OnHolding On by Julio Reyes

lwsm_wildflower_oil-on-copper_10x8sm_267Wildflower by Julio Reyes

The-Northern-Girl_largeThe Northern Girl by Julio Reyes


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.”