Esther Linley



Esther was born in London and received a scholarship to attend the Royal Ballet School. After a long career in Europe as a ballet dancer, choreographer, actress and University Department Head, she finally succumbed to her life-long dream to study and practice botanical painting.

Esther loves to paint the minutiae of plant life, searching out the jewel like qualities hidden and often neglected.

Esther holds the SBA Distance Diploma with Distinction, 2010, and is a proud member of the SBA, to which she was elected in 2011. She now lives in France and works from her atelier in her 18th century house. She is preparing an introduction course to share her love of botanical painting with guests who will be welcomed at her newly opened Bed and Breakfast from May 2016.

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