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Esther Donaldson

Esther Donaldson

Based in Port Seton, Esther’s recent work is based on gardens, a colourful cultivation of rich and sometimes exotic plant patterns, very much in vogue in contemporary interiors. “My work is based on trying to reflect the brevity of life, beauty, toil, energy, death and rebirth that is observed in the cycle of life within the garden.”

Her painting is becoming increasingly more referential and not entirely realistic, inviting the viewer's participation and hopefully giving glimpses into the life, toil, death and rebirth of the creative journey.

“In practice I enjoy layering paint, building up rich and varied colours, striving to capture the light and character of the familiar and unfamiliar places I visit.”

Esther exhibits and sells work regularly in galleries across Britain, including the RSA, SSA and the RSW and, most recently, the Royal Society of British Artists, Mall galleries, London.

BA Hons Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art 1993. M Des., Duncan of Jordanstone 1997.

Example of Artist's Work

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This Artist at Doubtfire


7th December 2019 - 14th February 2020

urban • rural

4th May - 29th June 2019

A Walk in the Dream Garden

14th April - 26th May 2018


3rd December 2016 - 4th February 2017

Briggs Donaldson Henderson

9th April - 14th May 2016