Esther is mad about the wild side of New Zealand nature, and birds and animals in general. These are her true source of inspiration, with a certain nostalgia for old children’s book illustrations. She captures the quirky, or at times elegant, character behind these familiar creatures, who so often bring a bit of joy into our everyday lives. It’s these interactions that awaken the characters, and the story unfolds as she begins to sketch.
Nester prints from the old railway cottage at Founders Heritage Park, Nelson