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Today we’d like to introduce you to Esther Lee.

Esther, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Some of my earliest memories as a kid are of me drawing and coloring pictures. I’ve always enjoyed arts and crafts. Just a few years ago, I started to see a lot more pointed pen calligraphy on social media and was immediately attracted to it. I thought to myself, “Wow, I want to do that, too.” So, I began my journey of learning pointed pen calligraphy and brush lettering. I’m self-taught, but I’ve taken a class from @angeliqueink and @logos_calligraphy in the last couple years. I’m so glad I took those classes because they taught me more technical things about pointed pen calligraphy that I would not have known about. It’s overall fun and I love the feeling when I write or draw something that I feel proud of.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I like a variety of art forms but I mainly like to paint with acrylic or write pointed pen calligraphy. I took art classes in high school and I looked forward to that class every day, because it was so therapeutic for me. And I especially like to use acrylic paint because it’s a forgiving medium and is easier for me to work with than oil paint. And I like pointed pen calligraphy, because nowadays you just don’t find yourself hand writing these anymore, so it’s a beautiful method to keep hand writing alive. I also like it because as challenging as it is to control the strokes, it’s been rewarding to see my growth and improvement in this medium throughout the years. I think the message behind my art is simple; I hope that it can provoke a sense of wonder and beauty in whoever sees it. It’s all about spreading love and positivity! I have a full-time job in the fashion industry, so I need to intentionally make time for myself if I want to sit down and do something creative. Sometimes, I get very strong feelings and bursts of creativity and I’ll sit at my desk and make things that I’ve been wanting to make, paint, draw, or write for a while and just never got around to making time for it.

Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
I think that life has become easier for artists in recent years! People are so much more receptive to art and people seem more interested in art too. Maybe that’s because I see so many people on social media taking pictures in front of cool wall art and murals. We are definitely a visual generation and so I think there’s more opportunity for artists whether that’s in graphic design, product packaging, street/building art, and beautifully hand-written wedding envelopes! Cities like ours can encourage and help art and artists thrive by highlighting the works of art around our city and shed light to the messages that are trying to be portrayed.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
People can see my work on my Instagram @pointedpenlove. I try to update it with the projects that I get to do. People can support my work by following me!

Contact Info:

  • Email: cutexcalligraphy@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Pointedpenlove


Image Credit:
Esther Lee personal photos

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