We’re passionate about Art, Framing, & Design here at Esprit Decor. It’s evident in everything we do, from framing design to art shows. We live and breathe the arts, we surround ourselves with beauty and creativity, and we take true pleasure in sharing that joy with you. Below you’ll find our thoughts on all manners of design, news of gallery events, local art happenings, and more.

  1. Dust Storm – Mitten Butes

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    Arizona is actually pretty famous for dust storms. We even borrowed the Arab term “haboob,” because they’re so similar to what’s often seen in the Saharan and Arabian desert. Triggered by monsoon thunderstorms, these massive walls of dust often reach heights of 10,000 feet, engulfing and obscuring everything in their...
  2. Palazzo Publico & Torre del Mangia – Siena

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    The outside of the structure is an example of Italian medieval architecture with Gothic influences. The lower story is stone; the upper crenelatted stories are made of brick. The facade of the palace is curved slightly inwards (concave) to reflect the outwards curve (convex) of the Piazza del Campo, Siena’s...
  3. Clouds – Monument Valley – by Pat Kofahl

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    The view from Hunts Mesa is the quintessential vision of the West: vistas as far as the eye can see, human habitation almost an afterthought, and dwarfed by the enormity of the landscape. Arroyos, canyons, mesas, draws, washes, tanks. A place so alien that it even requires its own language...
  4. Silent Sunrise – Grand Canyon by Pat Kofahl

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    A bitterly cold winter morning, but with amazing visibility. The crunch of snow as your boots sink into the new fallen snow while you search for the perfect perspective, the perfect frame. The legs of the tripod disappear into the blanket of white. Steam pours out of your mouth and...
  5. Snowfall at Sunrise – Watson Lake by Pat Kofahl

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    Ask most people what they think of when you say the word “Arizona,” and chances are you’ll hear the words “cactus,” “desert,” “dry,” or “flat,” yet, behind these red rocks that surround Watson Lake in Prescott stands Humphreys Peak, towering 12,637 ft. (3852m). With 194 named mountain ranges, the state...