Esmé makes work which explores the physicality of life through drawings, prints and photographs. Often using natural pigments and exploring formal concerns on multiple surfaces – paper, flannels, household linen, magazine pages, or plaster. Or careful delineations of hair, drawn onto digital images, which explore loss and memory. In both cases there is an interest in the relationship between the drawing and the surface it is made on: “my drawings become the latest addition to the human histories of these objects, be it a flannel or digital image of a bath.” Esmé has exhibited nationally and internationally and shown in numerous Open Exhibitions including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. 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.