After graduating from Edinburgh College of artin 1993 with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting, and a sell-out degree show, I have exhibited and sold work regularly in galleries across Britain, including the RSA and the RSW and the RBA, Mall Galleries , London. My work can be found in numerous private and public collections across Europe and Canada.  Public collections include Art in Healthcare and Edinburgh University Collection.  Buyers include the late W.Gordon Smith.

In 1997, I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art with a Master of Design - MDes.

My work is currently based on gardens, trying to reflect the brevity of life, beauty, toil, energy, death and rebirth that is observed in the cycle of life within the garden.

I strive to evoke the latter through the battles I have while creating the work.  My art is becoming increasingly more referential and not entirely realistic inviting the viewer's participation and hopefully giving glimpses into the life, toil, death and rebirth of the creative journey.



2019               House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

2019               Borders Art Fair 

2018                 RSW @ RSA, Mound Edinburgh ( Winner of the "House of an Art Lover                           Award " 2018)


2018               Portobello Art Walk (Sept)

2018               Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, Secret Charter Exhibition (Oct)

​2018               Doubtfire Gallery, Stockbridge, Edinburgh (2 Woman Show) (April)

2018               Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London (March)

 2017              Hecla Gallery ( July, Aug, Sept )

2017              Royal Scottish Society of Watercolour Artists, Mound-Edinburgh (Jan)

​ 2017              Doubtfire Gallery (Jan)

 2016              Doubtfire Gallery, Winterescence ( Dec)

 2016              Art Walk Porty, Portobello (Sept)

​ 2016             Hecla Gallery, Cockenzie House and Gardens (May,June,July)

 2016             Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh  (April)  3 Woman Show

 2016             The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh ( January)

2015              SSA, The Royal Scottish Academy - Sit In/Take Away

2015              The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2011                Menier Gallery, London

1998                Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

1998                Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen    

1997                Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

1997                Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen

1997                MDes Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

1996                Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

1996                Compass Gallery, Glasgow

1996                Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen

1995                Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh

1995                Graduate Gallery (Popup Gallery) Edinburgh

1995                Loomshop Gallery, Lower Largo

1995                Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen

1994                Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

1994                Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen

1994                Graduate Gallery (Popup Gallery), Edinburgh

1994                Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington – Solo Exhibition

1994                Loomshop Gallery, Lower Largo

1994                Macaulay Gallery, Stenton

1993                Compass Gallery, Glasgow, ‘New Generation Exhibition’

1993                Clayton Gallery, Newcastle, ‘Ship ‘N’ Shore’ Exhibition

1993                Untitled Gallery (Popup Gallery), Edinburgh

1993                Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen


1993                 Herald Scotland

​1993                 Spectrum, Festival review

1993                 BBC Scotland News

1993                 Herald Scotland  


2018 @ The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, in the RSA, awarded "The House for an Art Lover Award".


Esther Donaldson Artist