Esther grew up in Bampton and has always lived in Oxfordshire with her family. In 2009 she graduated with a BA in Fine Art, specialising in printmaking. Esther finds inspiration in the immeadiate surroundings of her garden. She uses a small digital camera to capture images of plants taken from unusual viewpoints giving unexpected scale. The growth, change and decay, the fragility, but also strength so visible in a garden is a constant reminder of life within a family. She enjoys experimenting with collagraphs, creating images with different textures, adding chine colle for colour. Several screenprints are the result of combining mono printing with photography. Esther enjoys the unpredictable outcome of printmaking. The unexpectedly successful combinations of colour or layers; the mistakes that can be incorporated to beneficial effect; there is always an incentive to continue to explore this way of image making.