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Blog Category: Personal

Art Students’ Replica of “Symbiosis”

Two art students from Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida, participated in a local chalk art competition and reproduced my work “Symbiosis”. They did an amazing job and won best reproduction. 

This is the second time students of art teacher Sandra Rivas-Cole used one of my images. When my art inspires young, talented people it makes it all worthwhile. 

A special thank you to Ms. Rivas-Cole for introducing my art to her students and supporting them in their effort.

 

Published in Poets and Artists Magazine

I’m very honored to have my artwork “Social Network” included in the “Glorious Color” issue of Poets and Artists Magazine, published by Didi Menendez. This issue is curated by Lorena Kloosterboer who provides a thoughtful and insightful interpretation of each works of art.

Here's what Lorena writes: "Ester Roi is an Italian artist based in San Juan Capistrano, California, who creates flamboyant artwork using dry and wax-based media to depict river stones, pebbles, and flowers. Water and wetness play important roles in her compositions. Inspired by nature, she creatively integrates realistic imagery and abstraction with a superb flair for color and technical skill.

Roi's gorgeous piece, entitled Social Network, draws me because of its sheer color intensity, flowing lines, and dramatic visuals. The expressive color palette enhances the detailed realism of smooth wet rocks and flowing water. Both composition and title suggest harmonious interconnectedness, adding emphasis to the deeper meaning of this artwork."

You can purchase this issue at: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1471055

 

“Everlasting” on the Cover of PhD Thesis

My painting “Everlasting” is on the cover of Shauvik De’s PhD thesis. His research is on computational modeling and experiments of "non-newtonian flow through porous media". He told me: “Primarily I study how fluids flow through rock structures.Your art form of rock paintings is an artistic interpretation of a scientific problem”.

I think it’s a match made in heaven!  

 

A New Art Series for a Great Cause

This is the first piece in a new series called “Pebbles from Heaven”. I’ve been yearning to find a meaningful way to give back using my art, and this series is my attempt to do that.

On February 4th, 2017, my good friend Bruno Serato had his restaurant destroyed by an electrical fire. For the last 12 years Bruno has used this very restaurant to provide free, warm, nutritional meals to underprivileged children in Orange County. His charity, Caterina’s Club, feeds nearly 1,200 children, 5 nights a week.

Bruno is the most generous and loving person I know and his philanthropy has received worldwide attention. In this time of need, I want to help support him in his mission to continue feeding these children.

Here is my commitment: for each “Pebbles from Heaven” original sold, I will donate 25% of the sale price directly to Caterina’s Club, indefinitely. 

I feel blessed with this renewed sense of purpose, and am grateful I have an opportunity to help make this world a better place, one pebble at a time.

“Pebbles from Heaven, No. 1” will be available soon on my website store: esterroi.com

 

Podcast Interview on Sharpened Artist

Listen to my podcast interview on Sharpened Artist. What a great opportunity to talk about my background in art, my experience as a professional artist and what led me to create the Icarus Board. 

Here is what artist Kendra Lamont Nafziger said after listening to the podcast:
"This was one of the most enlightening and enjoyable podcast ever! Ester is an eloquent, gracious human being. I actually teared up toward the end hearing her encouragement for artists! "Don't concern yourself with finding your voice. It was never lost; it just takes time for it". I am so grateful for this podcast. Ester, you are a gem."

Many thanks to John Middick of Sharpened Artist and Lisa Clough of Lachri Fine Art for this enjoyable interview.


 

Published in COLORED PENCIL Magazine

I'm thrilled to have a six page article published in the June issue of COLORED PENCIL Magazine. It's so nice to be back!

Look for an in-depth presentation of my technique with several step-by-steps. Read about my exciting journey with the Icarus board, from conception to the future

If you are a subscriber of COLORED PENCIL Magazine, don't forget to take advantage of a special saving offer for our three Icarus board models. If you're not a subscriber, you really should be: http://coloredpencilmag.com/subscribe/, it's an amazing publication!

In 2012 I was featured in COLORED PENCIL Magazine's first issue and my artwork "Social Network" was on the cover (see photo below).