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 81 artworks

Esther Dexter

Mountain Ewes Series
Framed: 65 x 124 x 3cm Acrylic and mixed media on board $2,900.00

Esther Dexter

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

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 Sold

Esther Dexter

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

Esther Dexter

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

Esther Dexter

Turquoise Waters
4 x 125 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

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

Esther Dexter

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

Esther Dexter

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

Esther Dexter

Silence and Serenity
Framed: 63 x 63 cm Acrylic and mixed media $1,900.00

Esther Dexter

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

Esther Dexter

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

Esther Dexter

Nine Quail
45 x 124 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

Icy Days
63 x 63 cm Acrylic and mixed media Sold

Esther Dexter

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