Hester Berry's practice is rooted in traditional representation and methods, but she constantly challenges her understanding of “painting” and explores ways paint can represent effects such as light, time, movement and climate. She uses the marks available as economically as possible, distilling the image/feeling/moment into what is necessary, so that through objective representation there is enough room for subjective interpretation.
Having grown up in rural Devon, she has always been interested in landscape and the environment.
Her traditional university training in Aberystwyth nurtured this interest and also led her to explore life drawing and portraiture. After continuing her studies to complete an MA in Fine Art in Wimbledon, she taught life drawing and painting in Brighton and London. She recently returned to Devon where she now lives and works.
HESTER BERRY IN HER STUDIO