Esther Beaton


You are invited…

Wedge-tailed Eagle portrait. Noble Spirit
Wedge-tailed Eagle portrait. Noble Spirit

…to attend my latest exhibition “Noble Spirit”.

Once again, I’m at the renowned Palm House, a little jewel of a gallery tucked in the middle of the Botanic Gardens in Sydney.

This latest series of artworks features some of my best images captured over many years of travels throughout Australia.

Esther Beaton photographing wedge-tailed eagle chicks in nest
Photographing wedge-tailed eagle chicks in nest, while on assignment in far west New South Wales

But with a difference.

They no longer look like “straight” photographs. I’ve converted them from an editorial style, which is normally how I shoot for my magazine and book clients, into something that conveys what I really want to say.

I feel strongly that Australia’s wildlife is not held in high enough respect. What better way to put more emotion into their portraits than to borrow from traditional painting? With the help of brush strokes, moody vignettes, and altered colour palettes, I’ve tried to add character. I want the viewer to see pride, mystery, magnificence – indeed, nobility.

I’d be interested to hear what you think of my techniques. Does such treatment enhance the original capture? Would you hang them on your walls?

The originals will be on display from November 1- 14, from 10am to 4pm very day. Entry is free. I’ll be there, so you can let me know your reactions.

If you know anyone who would be interested, please share this post with them, or on your social media timeline.

Looking forward to seeing you there,


PS. The address is
The Palm House
Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Rd
Enter from any gate while gardens are open.




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