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Darius Gilmont

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Darius Gilmont has lived in Israel since 1993. He began working as a professional illustrator while still in high school, when he illustrated a book about Modern Jewish History, but he didn't regard art as a viable career and went on to study architecture at university. Later, after moving from London to Israel, he spent a summer in the Sinai desert, a powerful experience which led to making art on Biblical themes, which continues to be his main artistic preoccupation.
After 40 years of wandering, the people of Israel are finally entering the Promised Land! The Judaean hills, covered in ancient goat-trails, provided the cue for the horizontal stripes which I’ve used to represent this in graphic form. The composition is ...
This original oil painting shows Moses standing before the Burning Bush. The landscape is taken from a mountain valley in the Sinai Desert, where I came across a walled garden set among enormous boulders. Beautiful fruit trees were growing, and there was ...
The concept of the Tree of Life is an ancient one in Jewish culture. It holds a central place in Kabbalistic structures, but in my mind is a key image for the Torah itself.
This oil painting shows the annual fishing festival departing from the port of Jaffa. In the background are the clustered buildings of Old Jaffa. In the far background are the lights of Tel Aviv, while in the sky, fireworks announce the beginning of the f...
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