I received my BFA (magna cum laude) in Oil
Painting and Graphic Design from Fontbonne University in 1999.
After working for several years in creative fields, I have recently
devoted all of my time to my art. My process often involves many
transparent and semi-transparent layers of paint, creating luminous
I paint images of haunting fabric sculptures
that tread the line between realism and abstraction. Fabric in my
work represents a dichotomy between comfort and tension; sultry,
feminine compositions with blankets or clothing invoke feelings of
comfort and protection, while ripped, crumpled and knotted fabrics
convey fear and turmoil. Thus, the viewer’s emotional response is
the feeling of being torn between the beauty of the draped fabric
and the tension brought into play through composition and lighting.
In the last few years, I have shown paintings
locally with Art St. Louis and ArtDimensions, and was awarded Best
of Show and Honorable Mention in “Explorations in Oil and Acrylic”
at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.
Lynn Esteban 2132 South Compton
St. Louis, MO 63104