Estelle loves to paint emotional pieces, that beckon the inner part of ourselves. She believes longing and desires that we hold are just under the surface can be released easily using abstraction. It is not what is seen in art but in ourselves, that is art’s greatest gift.
Estelle started painting at the age of 5 with her mother, who was also an artist. While attending Wollongong University, Estelle started painting abstract pieces, in the style of abstract expressionism, and so her first solo exhibition was at Wollongong Regional Art Gallery. During her varied career she continued to paint and exhibit. Estelle lived in Japan, for five years, and exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum as part of the UNESCO International Friendship Exhibition in 1991. She also started the Tokyo Eki (train station) Exhibition, displaying and selling work in Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Tokyo. Since then she was also involved in group shows in Los Angeles, San Jose, and La Jolla. Back in Australia she continued to exhibit in solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and regional areas. Some of her work has also been exhibited in New York, San Francisco and London. Usually, her work is larger canvases, and are often inspired by hypnagogic states (the state between being awake and asleep) and take non-conventional forms that are designed to challenge artistic symbolism and archetypes. In 2010 she published her first art book, entitled: “Transience”. The second book is in production and planned for release in June 2020.
EXHIBITIONS [PAINTING]: (Group) [Select list only]
BRISBANE ART 2018, Pride Art 2017, BRISBANE ART 2017, SNAP to GRID 2016, SNAP TO GRID 2015, HOME: Global Gallery 2013. Inter Art Show 2010, BRISBANE ART 2008, SNAP TO GRID 2008, LACDA JURIED COMP 2008, MELBOURNE ART 08 2008, STANTHORPE 2007, PADDINGTON PRIZE 2007, LA ARTISTS COLLECTIVE 1996, UNESCO Tokyo 1990, MODERN COLLECT 1990.
Very Large Canvases