I'm Esther Brown, a Wildlife & Bird artist working in Oils and Acrylics with Gold Leaf. I love representing the beautiful creatures on this planet in new ways, often using pattern, spray paint and pure gold to give my pieces a touch of alchemy and their unique quality. I aim for my pieces to always evoke a sense of wonder and respect for the natural world.
I am British/South African by birth and was born and raised in Japan. I also spent time living in India during my upbringing and all of these influences have had an impact on how I see the world and create art. Many of my pieces are created with Japanese Washi Paper or use Japanese patterns and some include elements such as a golden sun. I am also very drawn to painting African & Indian animals and birds. From the smallest butterfly to the African elephant, nature provides everything I need for inspiration.