Self Portrait

About Estee

Were you ever drawn to something, in particular, when you were a child? Perhaps it was a curiosity, a fascination, something that seemed to have found you.

For me, it was always art.

With very little formal exposure to art,  I educated myself by reading every art book available at my local library, and through observing. Studying the old masters’ paintings and contemporary artists,  but what I feel remains the most important element to my growth, as an artist, is simply learning to truly see. To open yourself up to observing the most natural and truest form of art: the world around us.

Time, patience and a lot of practice allowed me to garner the skills to successfully render all that I wanted to share.  

The challenge and potential for growth are an integral part of what I love about being an artist.

There is no finale,  just a continuous, lifetime of observing, learning and improving as I enjoy each step of the journey. The possibilities are truly infinite!

My work is comprised of figurative compositions and portraits. I want to capture the story, the emotions, the very soul and essence of the most fascinating and beautiful of all G-d’s creations: human beings. My fascination with humanity, based on my heritage and identity as a Jewish woman, is expressed in my paintings.   

As an artist, I have an inherent need to paint what I see; to bring the beauty that surrounds me to life, in color and form. Even more importantly, I want to share this with you. For what is art if it is not shared?