Art of Kent Auction - Flipbook - Page 28
Miniature Colour Study
23cm (w) x 18cm (h)
Mounted and framed
Gouache and gold leaf on folded paper
Since childhood Esther Miles has occupied herself by making small things. Indulging this
compulsion, her current work is made up of hundreds of individually painted miniatures.
These tiny paintings are composed and assembled by a process of layering and folding to
create intricate three–dimensional pieces.The dynamic structures appear to shift as the viewer
and shadows move around the work. The kinetic style of her work is further supported by the
artist’s use of mixed media, texture and complementary colour.
Having studied design at the London College of Fashion, she is concerned with the tension
between fine and applied art. Whilst Esther considers her work to be thought provoking, it is
important to her that her paintings are tactile and inviting. Esther’s work is currently exhibited
internationally and she is also Artist in Residence for East Kent Schools Together.