About Me


Esther Pai is a painter based in California. Inspired by Vincent van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Henry Matisse, and the artists that spearheaded the Bay Area Figurative Movement, she began painting prolifically in her art studio. “I like to create the kind of art that makes you feel something. The kind of art that evokes happiness or nostalgia or heaviness. I gravitate towards paintings that empower us to see a different perspective. Another world. Paintings have the the capacity to connect us and remind us that we’re not alone.” She loves to create beauty, capture wonder, and inspire feelings through her paintings.

Esther studied fine art in San Diego with various distinguished painters and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where she developed a strong appreciation for challenging the status quo. She is a painter of landscapes, still life, interiors, and cityscapes, inspired from her travels, dreams, and imagination. Her artwork is primarily in acrylic and oil.

Esther Pai’s work can be viewed at art exhibitions, festivals, galleries, & competitions, as well as on her art websites at https://www.estherpaistudio.com and https://www.instagram.com/pai.esther/.