Jewish Art by Darius Gilmont

Making Biblical Art in Israel

I live in the land of the Bible, and the world I inhabit in my imagination is populated by ancient patriarchs, prophets warriors and kings. It is a land of ordinariness and of miracles; a dynamic, colourful and intense world. It is a place of extreme experience which is familiar from the Bible and yet is hard to reconcile with everyday life. In Israel, however, this intensity does seem to drive and flow alongside everyday life. The Biblical world does feel much closer to the surface than in other places, and it is this immediacy that I hope to convey in my art.

Darius Gilmont

Recent Posts

Succah-building video

10th October 2017

This is a quick video of us building our succah last week….A succah is a temporary hut which replicates the ancient Israelites’ dwellings during their forty-year sojourn in the Sinai. It also reminds us of the temporary nature of all of our lives on earth. Read more

Work in Progress – Noah

12th September 2017

Showing stages in the creation of a new ceramic wall sculpture, 28cm x 25cm. It’ll be finished with coloured glazes. Looking forward to showing you the finished product soon….   Read more

Herbs and my Outdoor Studio

24th August 2017

Our herb collection this hot and humid morning……..and my covered outdoor ceramics corner! I love working out here in the summer, sometimes late at night, and also later in the year when it rains, and I’m protected from the rain….but am still outside…..fantastic! Read more

Small ceramic wall sculpture

29th June 2017

This small ceramic relief sculpture (13.5 x 18cm) shows a Biblical patriarch and a palm tree. It has been fired once, and is coloured with watercolour, giving a matt, non-shiny finish. (Suitable for an indoor location).   Read more

Testimonials

“Dad and Mum LOOOOOVE the Moses! Believe me they are the type that can’t (and don’t) fake it if they don’t like something….. they just love it and thought it was the perfect gift. Thank you so much because it really isn’t easy to find meaningful and beautiful Jewish art to give to someone so important to me…..!”

Jodi M., Sydney, Australia

“We’re very much enjoying your beautiful, very detailed artwork. Your vibrant and whimsical treatment of familiar biblical stories is most endearing. We appreciate the prompt secure shipping as well.”  

Fred M. ,  New York

“The paintings were delivered in perfect condition. Your packing job was excellent. I will have the paintings framed (box frame) as you suggested…. I will enjoy your art every day. I am so happy I found you!”

Miriam S.,  Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Thanks so much. An utterly amazing work ! It is hanging in my living room and is not only mine, but my wife’s favorite art work in our place . There is definitely something genius to his work. What is noticeably so striking about his work, as well as in this piece is that at first glance it innocuously draws you in with uncluttered beauty and a simplistic nature but once you find yourself scoped in on it’s conglomeration – it will not let you leave and then you never tire of staring at it ! I’m glad I was able to afford this piece now as I believe it is just a matter of time before this artist/sculptor’s work is sky rocketing !”

Daniel P.,  Brooklyn, New York