Este MacLeod’s paintings are informed by the real and the imaginary. Her background in textile and ceramic design is noticeable in the stylised, abundant and colourful forms used in still life, landscape and floral paintings. Although shapes are distorted and altered, there is a strong sense of the familiar. A variety of techniques Este uses to layer colour and shapes adds an ethereal element to her work.
Paintings are inspired by travel, nature, dreams, seasons, sentiments and thoughts as well as everyday surroundings.
Working intuitively, Este allows a painting to develop over time. Observation and drawing are important parts of the creative process. Este’s work retains a fresh energy since she enjoys experimenting with the layering of colours, patterns, textures and mark making in her trademark bird, floral, and simplified plant forms.
Whether you are just getting started or a seasoned artist looking for a fresh approach, Este is the person to tease out your creativity.
This inspirational demonstration focuses on the importance of observation, dynamic drawing and experimentation in the creative process.
Tickets on sale through the website in March:
Benefactors & Friends priority booking opens March 16th with standard ticket sales from 30th March