Esther Shohet, born in Brisbane in 1962, grew up with a passion for drawing and painting. Esther moved to London to pursue a career in fashion design the 80’s, but decided to follow her heart and study art instead, completing a course in graphic arts in Paris, France.
Esther worked as a Graphic Designer in Australia for 2 years, before her travel interests were sparked once more, this time taking her to Japan. It was there that Esther really commenced her career in art. Inspired by the silks used in Kimono making, she started to paint on silk using a method very similar to Batik. The vibrant colours and the movement in her pictures evoke a sense of fun and happiness.
After 10 years in Japan, Esther decided to return to Australia and settle in Tasmania where she finds endless inspiration from its heritage, lifestyle and natural beauty.
Esther’s work has been exhibited in Japan, Singapore, the United States and Australia. She has won several awards in Japan and has had extensive coverage by the Japanese media, including radio and television.