I am Esther, a 27 years young artist living in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Painting actually is a fairly new thing for me. Being outside and in nature makes me happy. Unfortunately, one day in the summer of 2018 I got bitten by a tick that gave me Lyme Neuroborreliosis. A nasty period followed in which I could do less and I started to fill up these empty hours with painting. Shortly after, I started my Instagram account @illustrationsbyEsther. To my surprise, I received many encouraging messages and my follower base grew steadily. My main inspiration? Nature of course!
I recovered well and I started to feel alive and kicking again. Being sick is not fun, but because of this period I now have commissions, a website and I can call myself an entrepreneur.