Este is originally from South Africa. Before settling in the UK she studied textile design, obtained a 1st class degree in ceramic design and glass and gained a masters in contemporary jewelry design. Her background in textile and ceramic design is evident in her painting now. Her canvases are full of stylised, colourful forms. Este works from both real world observation and imagination. She works intuitively, letting her paintings develop over time. Perspective and shapes are playfully distorted to render the familiar in a fresh new way. You may have spotted some of Este’s work used as designs for textiles and home ware. We love her paintings for their vibrant, energetic and exuberant quality.
Este’s work features in numerous private and public collections including Chatsworth House and the South African Parliament.
Among her accolades, in 2016 Este was shortlisted for Art and Leisure Magazine’s ‘Artist of the Year’ contest and received the ‘People’s favourite’ award.