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 1–16 of 79 artworks

  • Esther Dexter

    Counting Sheep
    75 x 75 cm Framed: 78 x 78 x 3 cm Acrylic and mixed media on board Sold
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    Ewes by the water
    Framed: 25 x 104 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media on board $1,350.00
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    The Line of Lakeside Trees
    Framed: 48 x 125 x 4 cm Acrylic and mixed media on board Sold
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    A Glimpse of Golden Land
    109 x 32 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold
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    Turquoise Waters
    4 x 125 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold
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    Quail Series
    Framed: 88 x 23 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold
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    Mountain Ewes
    Framed: 27 x 100 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold
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    Line of Autumn Trees
    Framed: 25 x 103 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold
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    Silence and Serenity
    Framed: 63 x 63 cm Acrylic and mixed media $1,900.00
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    A Golden Day by the Water II
    29.5 x 10 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold
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    A Golden Day by the Water I
    29.5 x 10 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold
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    Nine Quail
    45 x 124 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold
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    Icy Days
    63 x 63 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold
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    High Country Ewes
    63 x 63 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold
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    Golden Vista IV
    30 x 10 cm Acrylic and eggshell Sold
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    Golden Vista III
    30 x 10 cm Acrylic and eggshell Sold