Communicating through art is something Central Otago artist Esther Dexter enjoys immensely, and her award-winning works hang in galleries and private homes around the world. Esther has been experimenting creatively all her life and for the past ten years has been working as a full-time artist.
Esther’s flair for design is evident in the simple lines, contemporary colours and minimalistic style that dominates much of her work. Her technique in creating the works is influenced by a number of different cultures.
Her landscapes, entitled Memories, which will be featured in the solo exhibition at:
Eade Gallery, 17A Holloway Street, Clyde. 30 November 2019 - 29 December 2019
“I paint South Island landscapes but my work is about our emotional connections to the land rather than being about specific places, hence I paint in a dreamlike, slightly abstract way,” says Esther. “This work explores both our relationship to change and the lost, shadowy ghosts of bygone times.” - Esther Dexter
“I am using hand painted broken glass, resin, acrylic and eggshells in these works. The eggshell technique is an Asian one that I learned on a course in Vietnam. I’m inspired by the colours and energy of Aboriginal art and this influence can be seen in my works. My hope is that people will be moved by the emotional intensity and the memories it stirs within them.”
- Esther Dexter