The coast--natural landscapes, working world, remote wilderness and busy harbours--life on the shores of BC is where Esther draws her artistic inspiration. Having grown up on the coast, and spending nearly a decade as a commercial fisherman, the wild and rugged coastal waters have truly inspired Esther’s artwork.
In her fishing career, she worked on 6 boats in as many fisheries. She had the rare opportunity to travel through and work in some of BC’s most remote waters. Hiding from storms in the tiniest of coves, hauling gear out in the open ocean, traveling through passages among porpoises, whales and eagles, the coast whispered just a few of its secrets to her, sharpened her artistic eye and deepened her passion to express it on canvas. Now, in her quiet studio, Esther draws upon her life experiences and paints about it daily. She has a deep desire to share her point of view and her love of the land she calls home.