Serving the Greater Phoenix Area since 1985, Esprit Decor Gallery boasts over 75 years of collective experience in custom and archival framing. Trust Esprit Decor and let our expert Design Staff help you choose from an almost unlimited number of framing options that accentuate the value and beauty of your piece. All work done on premises by experienced craftspeople. Here at Esprit Decor we deliver the total quality service experience and stand behind all of our work. Visit our Gallery located at: 5555 N 7th St #122 Phoenix, AZ 85014 or call: (602) 248-0700.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

New work by Pat Kofahl: Death Valley Dunes

Located near the border of California and Nevada, in the Great Basin, east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Death Valley constitutes much of Death Valley National Park and is the principal feature of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve. It is located mostly in Inyo County, California. It runs from north to south between the Amargosa Range on the east and the Panamint Range on the west; the Sylvania Mountains and the Owlshead Mountains form its northern and southern boundaries, respectively. It has an area of about 3,000 sq mi (7,800 km2).[5] The highest point in Death Valley itself is Telescope Peak in the Panamint Range, which has an elevation of 11,043 feet (3,366 m). - Wikipedia~

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Work by Pat Kofahl: White House Ruin - Canyon de Chelly

Canyon de Chelly National Monument (/dəˈʃeɪ/ də·shā′) was established on April 1, 1931 as a unit of the National Park Service. It is located in northeastern Arizona within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America, it preserves ruins of the early indigenous tribes that lived in the area, including the Ancient Pueblo Peoples (also called Anasazi) and Navajo.- Wikipedia`

Saturday, July 12, 2014

New photography by Pat Kofahl. Dawn at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley

Millions of years prior to the actual sinking and widening of Death Valley, another lake covered a large portion of Death Valley including the area around Zabriskie Point. This ancient lake began forming approximately nine million years ago. During several million years of the lake's existence, sediments were collecting at the bottom in the form of saline muds, gravels from nearby mountains, and ashfalls from the then-active Black Mountain volcanic field. These sediments combined to form what we today call the Furnace Creek Formation.Camels, mastodons, horses, carnivores, and birds left tracks in the lakeshore muds, along with fossilized grass and reeds. Wikipedia~

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Photography by Pat Kofahl - Bunkhouse Still Life

The legend of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine centers around the Superstition Mountains. According to the legend, a German immigrant named Jacob Walts discovered a mother lode of gold in the Superstition Wilderness and revealed its location on his deathbed in Phoenix in 1891 to Julia Thomas, a boarding-house owner who had taken care of him for many years. Several mines have been claimed to be the actual mine that Walts discovered, but none of those claims have been verified. The legends and lore of the Superstition Mountains can be experienced at the Superstition Mountain Museum on the Apache Trail where artifacts of the Lost Dutchman are on display. Some Apaches believe that the hole leading down into the lower world, or hell, is located in the Superstition Mountains. Winds blowing from the hole are supposed to be the cause of severe dust storms in the metropolitan region. - Wikipedia~

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Last Light at Cape Royal - North Rim

The last rays of sunset Illuminate Wotans Throne, the Southernmost tip of the Walhalla Plateau on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. A thousand feet higher in altitude than the South Rim, This point affords a commanding and majestic view of the Grand Canyon.This image is available in custom sizes from 16″ x 20″ to 44″ x 66″ on both paper and archival stretched canvas, starting at $75.00. Please call the Gallery at (602) 248-0700 for further information.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Great custom framing from Larson Juhl

Stop by Esprit Decor Gallery and framing to see the entire Larson Juhl collection of frames.