Beautiful artwork inspired by horses and the landscapes in which they dwell.
Esther Marie is a photographer and photo-encaustic artist who creates emotive and creative fine art photography. Inspired by the beauty of horses and the natural world in which they dwell. She explores the emotional connections and sense of freedom that these magical creatures gift their human companions. Creating sought after artwork which captures all the beauty and essence of horses in the natural world.
Photographing horses is a way of life for award-winning photographer Esther Marie. She, for most of her career, has dedicated her time to photographing horses and other animals. She creates expressive photography and mixed media photo-encaustics full of emotion, connection and expressive texture.
Esther’s considered approach toward her subjects and artwork allows her empathy and understanding of horses to shine through, creating exclusive artwork which simply speaks for itself.
Using beautiful archival fine art papers, printed by hand and professionally crafted in frames, art books, publications and original photo encaustic artworks. Her limited edition photography can be seen at exhibitions during various times of the year and by private appointment at my studio gallery.
As well as working on commissions for galleries, art books, print sales and commercial art, Esther Marie also loves working with people who are passionate about fine art photography by providing help and support with regular workshops to people of all ages.
Horses also inspire Esther’s photography on many levels with her work renowned for capturing all their beauty and grace. This has also extended into animal advocacy. Working alongside animal charities – ACE, HAPPA and the RSPCA – Esther is proud to have created artwork to raise awareness for animal welfare issues.
A lovely poem that means so much to me. "Leisure"
By William Henry Davies
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—
No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
“I have always loved the natural world and horses since I was a young child,
I have many memories of being struck at how beautiful something was, often something obscure like moss on a stone with the sun streaming over it!
As an adult, my appreciation for the natural world grew along with the love of horses and the sense of freedom they gift.
I’m drawn to the connection that I see and feel, in fragments of time whether that is observing the connection between horses and people or witnessing the connection horses have with their natural world and each other. The act of pressing the camera shutter and capturing that special “spark” almost moves me closer to that feeling of connection and freedom that horses gift me.
Now, more than ever, our natural work is so important to us. I’m often saddened how people miss such important, beautiful fleeting connections that surround us, as they rush to their next appointment and follow their busy lives.
The horses and the landscapes in which they dwell have certainly helped me grow as a person and have inspired the creation of my fine art photography and photo-encaustic artwork. The sound of thundering hooves as they gallop past never fails to move me.
I really hope the viewers of my artwork can feel my passion and connection for horses and appreciate the landscapes in which they dwell, feel the wind in their hair and look around, notice the little moments of beauty and feel connected to our natural world every day.”
PHOTOGRAPHY |PHOTO – ENCAISTICS
I love to create beautiful fine art prints of my work and I really enjoy using the expressive mixed media technique photo-encaustics. Photo encaustics adds another depth to my work. I love of the texture and colours that the medium creates.
Esther Marie Gallery
86 Huddersfield Road, Newhey