About the Artist

Esther Pai is a painter and digital illustrator based in California. She has loved drawing throughout her life. 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 in 2015.

Esther studied fine art with various distinguished oil painters in San Diego, California. She is an award-winning painter of cityscapes, interiors, fashion, travels, and still life. Her artwork is primarily in acrylic, oil, and digitally illustrated.

Esther Pai’s artwork can be viewed at local art exhibitions, festivals, & competitions, as well as on her art websites at https://www.estherpai.com and @pai.esther.


I love to create art that captures the wonder, depth, and beauty of our world. Art has the capacity to connect us and remind us that we’re not alone. My artwork includes intricate interiors, dreamlike cityscapes, and traditional dresses from around the globe. I gravitate towards paintings that empower us to appreciate the brevity of life and see things from a different perspective.