10069 Standifer Gap Road
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Estelle has been painting since 1977. The award-winning artist found she had a little extra time on her hands after her children left home for college. Painting soon became a special outlet for her, a way to relax, and it changed the way she viewed the world. “Once I started painting,” she said, “I saw so much beauty in everything.”
As the wife of a pastor, she has traveled extensively, and has viewed many expressions of art in the U.S. and Europe.
She has presented her work in various venues around north Georgia, including Statesboro, Calhoun, Macon and Dalton. Although she has painted with watercolor, she prefers oils. Oils represent all of her exhibited work.
Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she taught art in private schools on and off for the past 10 years. She was educated by talented European and American painters like Yolanda Davis and Beverly Patrick. Her subject is often still life, representing rustic, natural images, mountains, seascapes and florals – from Indians and horses, to fruit and table settings.
She dedicates so much of herself to her work, and admits that she often has trouble parting with paintings when sold.