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Blog Category: Personal

“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 or giclee 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).

 

Published in CREATIV Magazine

I'm thrilled that my artwork 'Everlasting' has been published in CREATIV, a magazine that celebrates creativity in art, innovation, culture, and adventure from around the world. This is a first class, glossy magazine with unforgettable pictures and articles. 


My artwork 'Everlasting' has a beautiful two page spread in the May issue which came out today.


CREATIV has received the honor to take a ride on my studio swing, something I only reserve for 'special guests'.

 

7th Graders Use My Art For a Project

This is a reproduction of my work “Social Network” by a class of 7th graders studying color theory. They each received a section to enlarge and copy with paint or colored pencils. Then the teacher put all the squares together.

This is the kind of copying that warms my heart and makes me proud to be an artist. I think they did an amazing job!