Esme makes work which explores the physicality of life through drawings and prints based on hair – a subject with qualities at once human and ‘other’. She currently uses her photographs as grounds on which to draw and enjoys trying to get the two elements, digital image and handmade marks, to co-exist and together make something new. Esm has exhibited nationally and internationally and shown in numerous Open Exhibitions including the Royal Academy. She has work in Public and Private Collections; is a member of BV Studios and a sometime member of Spike Print, Bristol.


1993-1995 : Postgraduate, Printmaking, Central St Martin’s, London

1982-1985 : Postgraduate, Painting, Royal Academy Schools, London

1979-1982 : BA Hons, Portsmouth Polytechnic.

1978-1979 : Foundation, West Surrey College of Art and Design.



‘Outline’, Heritage Courtyard Gallery, Wells, Somerset.

‘Print’, 44AD Gallery, Bath

Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London.

RWA Open, RWA, Bristol

Woolwich Print Fair, Woolwich, London. (Invited Artist)


‘Drawn:’ Open, RWA, Bristol

Beauty and the Beast. Short residency with N. Allford. The Edwardian Cloakroom, Bristol


‘The Discerning Eye’, Mall Galleries, London. (Invited Artist).

International Print Biennale, Northern Print, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


‘Drawn’ Open, RWA, Bristol

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

Autumn Open, RWA, Bristol


Autumn Open, RWA, Bristol
SnapShot, Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol.


Motorcade/FlashParade, BV Studios, Bristol


‘The Discerning Eye’, Mall Galleries, London. Drawing Bursary (short listed)

Drawing Open, One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden.