Camellias in a Spotted Vase

Camellias in a Spotted Vase

Camellias in a Spotted Vase

By artist: Esther Kirkham

Oil on canvas, 30 x 40cm

About the artist.

Born to Hungarian refugees, my early upbringing was essentially of a European sensibility. My father had a flair for carpentry while my mother was an accomplished pianist, as I would also become. Classical music flowed through our house mingled with the smell of fresh sawdust. My creative journey didn’t really begin until I was in my 30’s when I completed a Ba Fine Art after having been a paediatric nurse and midwife for many years. It wasn’t until my two children began school that I devoted more time to painting. In painting I found a rich and beautiful expression of my inner self and how I see the world around me. The medium I use varies depending on the demands of the subject, my preferred mediums being pastel and oils. I love the rich and luscious painterly quality of oils and the immediacy of pastel. I am deeply moved by the rich heritage of painters of the past and am continually inspired to become a better painter. With each painting I am continually learning, changing and evolving, not only as an artist but as a human being. Painting is a wonderful obsession.

Collection or delivery times.

This item is part of the Plant Empire Garden Art Exhibition, showing from 2-8 October 2021. Exhibition items are available online and in-store, and in the unlikely event that a customer purchases the item in-store at the same time as it is sold online, we will refund the online purchase. Thank you in advance for your understanding if this situation does occur. Exhibition pieces will be available for collection in-store from 9-13 October, or we can arrange for it to be delivered to you using either Australia Post or a courier service at additional charge. Please let us know by email if you would like us to calculate delivery for you prior to purchase.