An Angel At My Table

An Angel At My Table by Miriam Escofet © Miriam Escofet  1000mm x 700mm, oil on linen over panel

An Angel At My Table
by Miriam Escofet
© Miriam Escofet

Miriam Escofet was born in Barcelona and moved to the UK in 1979. Escofet graduated from Brighton School of Art in 1990, where she studied 3D Design, and began painting soon after. This is the fifth time Escofet has been selected for the BP Portrait Award exhibition. She has also been regularly selected for The Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibitions and was awarded the Burke’s Peerage Foundation Prize for Classically Inspired Portraiture in 2015.

An Angel At My Table shows Escofet’s elderly mother sat at her kitchen table surrounded by tea crockery. The painting suggests a sense of space, perspective and time which conveys the sitter’s inner stillness and calm. Escofet says she was also conscious whilst painting that she wanted to 'transmit an idea of the Universal Mother, who is at the centre of our psyche and emotional world.’


Shortlisted Artists

An Angel At My Table by Miriam Escofet © Miriam Escofet  1000mm x 700mm, oil on linen over panel

An Angel At My Table
by Miriam Escofet
© Miriam Escofet

Time Traveller, Matthew Napping by Felicia Forte © Felicia Forte  1830mm x 1830mm, oil on linen

Time Traveller, Matthew Napping
by Felicia Forte
© Felicia Forte

A Portrait of two Female Painters by Ania Hobson © Ania Hobson;  1600 x 1200, oil on canvas

A Portrait of two Female Painters
by Ania Hobson
© Ania Hobson

Simone by Zhu Tongyao © Zhu Tongyao;  540mm x 460mm, oil on canvas

Simone
by Zhu Tongyao
© Zhu Tongyao