Esther Dexter

Esther Dexter

  • Biography

    Esther Dexter is becoming a well-known artist in Central Otago, New Zealand. Inspired by Van Gogh, Matisse and even Don Binney, she is recognised by her own unique use of acrylics and vivid textures to evoke graphic local land forms. Accompanying each work is often a brief history of the landscape incorporating human endeavours and geological facts.
    Born in England in 1970, Esther is a self-taught artist. Although she is naturally innovative and experimental to her approach to imagemaking, Esther gleans inspiration and ideas from her creative family; Esther’s uncle is an architect and interior designer, and her mother, who studied at Hornsey College of Art, was always setting the example as an illustrator as Esther was growing up. In her early twenties Esther made her living as a portrait artist, and since moving to New Zealand has tutored at the Wanaka Art Centre.
    Esther has received recognition at various events. Dexter’s art is often about contrasts – contrasts of texture and theme, man-made versus natural, realism versus abstract, calm versus turbulence and inhabitance versus emptiness.

  • Awards

    2014 Merit award, oil or acrylic open division, NZ Easter show, Auckland
    2013 Wanaka art society special section prize, Easter exhibition
    Alexandra Blossom festival art exhibition merit award
    2012 Merit award for small painting royal Easter show Auckland
    Merit award for oil or acrylic open section Royal Easter show Auckland
    Peoples choice award Waimumu Titipua exhibition

Showing 1–60 of 135 artworks

Esther Dexter

Summer Vibes, 2024
41 x 122 cm Framed: 45 x 126 x 4 cm mixed media $2,900.00

Esther Dexter

A Day out in Arrowtown
print $45.00

Esther Dexter

Remembering Mountains II, 2021
Framed: 30 x 30 x 4 cm Acrylic, glass and mixed media on board with white frame $650.00

Esther Dexter

Lost in the Hills
print $45.00

Esther Dexter

Old Cromwell Town
print $45.00

Esther Dexter

Quail on the Rocks
print $45.00

Esther Dexter

Sheep Clouds
print $45.00

Esther Dexter

Listen to the Ocean
print $45.00

Esther Dexter

Loving the Autumn
print $45.00

Esther Dexter

Arrowtown Winter III - print- medium
print $45.00

Esther Dexter

The Alluring Peak
print $45.00

Esther Dexter

Evening in Arrowtown
print $45.00

Esther Dexter

Waituna
print $45.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium -Waterside
$45.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Southern Ewes Zealand
$45.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Far from the Crowd
$45.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Wire Wool
$45.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - The Mountain Face
$45.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Cardrona Hotel
$45.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Festival Time
$45.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Rush Hour in Clyde
$45.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Two of a Kind
$45.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Quail Watch
$45.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Impressions of Wanaka
$45.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Fabric of our Hills
$45.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Summer at Fork and Tap
$45.00

Esther Dexter

Quail Mini Series #3, 2023
28 x 20 cm Framed: 32 x 23.5 x 3 cm mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

The Guardian, 2024
Framed: 62 x 45 x 4 cm Acrylic, tin foil and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

The Last House Standing, 2023
Framed: 125 x 55 x 4 cm mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Land of Sheep, 2023
Framed: 26.5 x 102 x 4 cm mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Ewes by the Water, 2023
Framed: 64 x 61 x 4 cm Acrylic, eggshell and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

The Forgotten Village, 2023
97 x 97 cm Framed: 101 x 101 x 3.5 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Birds of a Feather, 2023
Framed: 75 x 47 x 1.5 cm Acrylic and mixed media with eggshells Sold

Esther Dexter

Away From It All, 2023
Framed: 45 x 125 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

An Autumn Blaze, 2023
Framed: 64 x 124 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Valley Ewes, 2023
Framed: 82 x 47 x 1.5 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Home is Where the Heart Is, 2023
40 x 120 cm Framed: 44 x 124 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media with LED lights Sold

Esther Dexter

Ghostly Hills II, 2023
19.5 x 24.5 cm Framed: 23.5 x 28.5 x 1.5 cm Acrylic and mixed media with eggshells Sold

Esther Dexter

Ghostly Hills I, 2023
19.5 x 24.5 cm Framed: 23.5 x 28.5 x 1.5 cm Acrylic and mixed media with eggshells Sold

Esther Dexter

Mini Ewes Series III, 2023
19.5 x 24.5 cm Framed: 23.5 x 28.5 x 1.5 cm Acrylic and mixed media with eggshells Sold

Esther Dexter

Mini Ewes Series II, 2023
19.5 x 24.5 cm Framed: 23.5 x 28.5 x 1.5 cm Acrylic and mixed media with eggshells Sold

Esther Dexter

Mini Ewes Series I, 2023
24.5 x 19.5 cm Framed: 28.5 x 23.5 x 1.5 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Three Trees, 2023
59 x 59 cm Framed: 63 x 63 x 3.5 cm Acrylic and mixed media with eggshells Sold

Esther Dexter

Take Me to a Mountain Range, 2023
Framed: 64 x 125 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media with eggshells Sold

Esther Dexter

Through the Layers, 2023
Framed: 101 x 47 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Above and Below- solo Exhibition - Subliminal, 2023
59 x 41 cm Framed: 63 x 45 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Buried in the Snow II - solo Exhibition - Subliminal, 2023
33 x 24 cm Framed: 37 x 28 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Buried in the Snow I- solo Exhibition - Subliminal, 2023
33 x 24 cm Framed: 37 x 28 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Coming Home - solo Exhibition - Subliminal, 2023
40 x 120 cm Framed: 44 x 124 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media with LED lights Sold

Esther Dexter

Searching for Peace - solo Exhibition - Subliminal, 2023
98 x 22 cm Framed: 102 x 26 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Walking my own path - solo Exhibition - Subliminal, 2023
69 x 69 cm Framed: 73 x 73 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media with eggshell Sold

Esther Dexter

The Gateway of Possibilities - solo Exhibition - Subliminal, 2023
100 x 100 cm Framed: 104 x 104 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media with eggshell Sold

Esther Dexter

Counting Sheep - solo Exhibition - Subliminal, 2023
100 x 100 cm Framed: 104 x 104 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media with eggshell Sold

Esther Dexter

The Love of Mountains - solo Exhibition - Subliminal, 2023
63 x 123 cm Framed: 64 x 127 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media with eggshell Sold

Esther Dexter

Hidden Memories - solo Exhibition - Subliminal, 2023
59 x 59 cm Framed: 64 x 64 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media with eggshell Sold

Esther Dexter

Winter Ewes, 2022
Framed: 33 x 124 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Golden Serenity, 2022
Framed: 77 x 77 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media with eggshells Sold

Esther Dexter

In the Shadow of the Hills, 2022
Framed: 62 x 44 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

A Golden Manifestation, 2022
Framed: 100 x 100 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Nostalgia, 2022
980 x 980 cm Framed: 1020 x 1020 x 25 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold