Artist bio

Esther Bordet is a mixed media artist based in Whitehorse, YT. She grew up near Paris, France. During her early years, she explored a range of visual art techniques including drawing, painting (oil and acrylic), sculpture (clay), ceramic, collages. Her recent work focuses on two main media: acrylic painting, and pen and ink drawing. Since 2017, she has been studying drawing and storytelling techniques specific to the graphic novel.

Esther’s artistic inspiration is fueled by her work as a geologist in remote mountain ranges, in the Yukon especially. Her artwork expresses a deep physical connection to the mountains. Landscapes, wildlife, and textures captured by the eyes inspire her drawings and paintings, while thrilling bush adventures and experiences bring life and energy to unique visual stories.

Artistic formation

          

The Center for Cartoon Studies, White River Junction VT, USA (August 2019)

  • Graphic Novel Workshop with Paul Karasik & Dan Nott

                   

Emily Carr University, Continuing Studies, Vancouver BC (Fall 2017)

            

Adult art studios in Paris (France) and Quebec City QC (2004-2006)

          

Youth art studios (France) (1987 to 2001)

Early work

1989-2005

 

Here is a selection of the paintings, drawings and sculptures I have made over the years. Most were created at the Municipal Art School in Vitry-Sur-Seine. 

 
La tension est un lien (2001)

La tension est un lien (2001)

Acrylic on wood, electric wire, pen. Atelier d'Hélène Picardi. Presented at national baccalauréat exam 2001.

L'orchestre (2006)

L'orchestre (2006)

51 x 40 cm After the painting "Le concert" by Nicolas de Stael

Parrot (2006)

Parrot (2006)

Oil on canvas 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Greece (2006)

Greece (2006)

Oil on canvas 30 x 40 cm

Eclipse 1 (2006)

Eclipse 1 (2006)

modeling paste, acrylic paint, gauze 50.5 x 50.5 cm

Normandes (2005)

Normandes (2005)

Oil pastel on paper. After "Vision après le sermon", Paul Gauguin (1888). Atelier Paris 13e.

Portrait (2001)

Portrait (2001)

Acrylic, modelling paste and paper cuts. Atelier d'Hélène Picardi. Presented at national baccalauréat exam 2001.

Lézard (1998)

Lézard (1998)

Oil on canvas board. Atelier d'Hélène Picardi.

Fleur tropicale (2000?)

Fleur tropicale (2000?)

Acrylic on canvas board. Atelier d'Hélène Picardi.

Masque

Masque

China ink, pencil. Atelier d'Hélène Picardi.

La chauve souris

La chauve souris

Squares

Squares

Watercolor on paper. Atelier de Paule, École Maternelle Eva Salmon (around 1989).

Secret names

Secret names

Clay and wood. Atelier de Paule, École Maternelle Eva Salmon (around 1989)

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