Esté MacLeod is a professional painter and designer born in South Africa and based in England. Through her work, Esté reflects on the sentiments, joy and nostalgia surrounding the on-going process of life. As a fine artist, Esté works primarily as a colourist applying a unique sense of design strongly influenced by her original training as textile designer followed by fine art printmaking, Ceramic Design and an MA in jewellery design.
A love of vintage household objects, simplified plants and natural shapes inform her still life, landscape and floral paintings. Esté combines, distorts and simplifies recognisable everyday objects by working in acrylic paints and mixed media on canvas.
Esté’s images are licensed on a wide variety of products including homeware, textiles, ceramics and wallpaper. Esté exhibits in galleries in the UK and abroad. Her paintings are in public and private collections around the world.