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

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Esther Dexter

Lost in the Hills
print $53.00

Esther Dexter

Old Cromwell Town
print $53.00

Esther Dexter

Quail on the Rocks
print $53.00

Esther Dexter

Sheep Clouds
print $53.00

Esther Dexter

Listen to the Ocean
print $53.00

Esther Dexter

Loving the Autumn
print $53.00

Esther Dexter

Arrowtown Winter III - print- medium
print $53.00

Esther Dexter

The Alluring Peak
print $53.00

Esther Dexter

Evening in Arrowtown
print $53.00

Esther Dexter

Waituna
print $53.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium -Waterside
$53.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Southern Ewes Zealand
$53.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Far from the Crowd
$53.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Wire Wool
$53.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - The Mountain Face
$53.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Cardrona Hotel
$53.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Festival Time
$53.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Rush Hour in Clyde
$53.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Two of a Kind
$53.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Quail Watch
$53.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Impressions of Wanaka
$53.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Fabric of our Hills
$53.00

Esther Dexter

Print - medium - Summer at Fork and Tap
$53.00

Esther Dexter

Dreaming in Gold, 2021
Framed: 100 x 100 x 3cm Acrylic and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

Bringing Back the Colour, 2021
Framed: 30 x 120 x 3cm Acrylic and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

The Village by the Water, 2021
Framed: 100 x 100 x 3cm Acrylic and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

Isolated, 2021
Framed: 102 x 26 x 3cm Acrylic and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

Beneath the Layer, 2021
Framed: 65 x 64 x 3cm Acrylic, glass and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

A Lakeside of Solitude, 2021
Framed: 34 x 104 x 3cm Acrylic, glass and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

The Village in the Valley, 2021
Framed: 64 x 64 x 3cm Acrylic and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

Mountain Ewes Series, 2021
Framed: 65 x 124 x 3cm Acrylic and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

Memories of a Golden View, 2021
Framed: 64 x 64 x 3cm Acrylic and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

Counting Sheep, 2021
75 x 75cm Framed: 78 x 78 x 3cm Acrylic and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

Ewes by the water, 2021
Framed: 25 x 104 x 4cm Acrylic and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

The Line of Lakeside Trees, 2021
Framed: 48 x 125 x 4cm Acrylic and mixed media on board Sold

Esther Dexter

A Glimpse of Golden Land, 2020
109 x 32cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Turquoise Waters, 2020
4 x 125cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Quail Series, 2020
Framed: 88 x 23cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Mountain Ewes, 2020
Framed: 27 x 100cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Line of Autumn Trees, 2020
Framed: 25 x 103cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

A Golden Day by the Water II, 2020
29.5 x 10cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

A Golden Day by the Water I, 2020
29.5 x 10cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Nine Quail, 2020
45 x 124cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Icy Days, 2020
63 x 63cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

High Country Ewes, 2020
63 x 63cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Golden Vista IV, 2019
30 x 10cm Acrylic and eggshell Sold

Esther Dexter

Golden Vista III, 2019
30 x 10cm Acrylic and eggshell Sold

Esther Dexter

Golden Vista II, 2019
30 x 10cm Acrylic and eggshell Sold

Esther Dexter

Golden Vista 1, 2019
30 x 10cm Acrylic and eggshell Sold

Esther Dexter

Autumn Hills, 2019
Framed: 103 x 103cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Once Upon a Time #2 - Solo exhibition "Memories", 2019
Framed: 30 x 30cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

A Forest Dream #1 - Solo exhibition "Memories", 2019
Framed: 100 x 100cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Once Upon a Time #3 - Solo exhibition "Memories", 2019
Framed: 30 x 30cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Once Upon a Time #1 - Solo exhibition "Memories", 2019
Framed: 30 x 30cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Once Upon a Time Under theTrees - Solo exhibition "Memories", 2019
Framed: 62 x 62cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

What the Trees See - Solo exhibition "Memories", 2019
Framed: 62 x 62cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

A Forest Dream #2 - Solo exhibition "Memories", 2019
Framed: 103 x 25cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Seventeen Ewes, 2019
Framed: 29 x 98cm Acrylic, hand painted glass Sold

Esther Dexter

A Fleeting Glimpse - Solo exhibition "Memories", 2019
Framed: 128 x 25cm Acrylic, eggshell, hand painted glass Sold

Esther Dexter

The Old Wall, 2017
acrylic on board Sold