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Esme Dollow's contemporary still life painting explores ideas of nostalgia and the everyday, focussing on the visual qualities of familiar or desirable objects. By portraying these often solitary items with ambiguous backdrops, Dollow aims to displace them from their usual contexts to produce an intimate and emotive representation.


Her supplementary figurative work depicts subjects at a moment in time, inanimate, displaced from their surroundings and frozen in silent, contemplative states. For Dollow, this portrayal both challenges and questions the traditional definitions of 'still life' and its conventional subject matter.


Esme lives and works in London.








2015               First Class BA(Hons) Fine Art, Coventry University, UK





2019               The Summer Auction, The Auction Collective, Candid Arts, London

2018               INSIDE ART: London, Christie's Staff Exhibition and Online Auction, Christie's, London

2017               The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017, Mall Galleries, London / Guildford House Gallery /

                        Trowbridge Town Hall, Trowbridge

2017               Painting Worlds, Riverside Café Gallery, Farnham Maltings, Surrey 


2016               Re//Framed, The Pod / CCCA Fargo Village, Coventry

2016              Creative Debuts First Thursdays - Christmas Print Store Launch, The Black & White Building, London

2016              Esme Dollow (Solo Exhibition), North London Collegiate School

2016              Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London / Guildford House Gallery

2016              New Art West Midlands 2016, Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

2015           FloatArt London, Bargehouse OXO Tower Warf, London

2015              Free Range Shows, Old Truman Brewery, London

2015           Twenty 15, Fine Art Degree Show, Coventry University

2015           Tradesman's Entrance, Earlsdon Festival Arts Trail, Coventry

2015           Coventry University Drawing Prize, Lewis Gallery, Rugby School / The Atkins Building, Hinckley 

2015           Concero, Drapers Bar, Coventry



2014             Coventry University Drawing Prize, Lewis Gallery, Rugby / Lanchester Gallery, Coventry

2014           Untitled, The Junction, Coventry University



2013           Chrysalis, (Fine Art First Year Exhibition), Coventry University



2012           Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted







2015             Finalist, FloatArt London

2015               Jane Sutton Award, Coventry University








2016               North London Collegiate School, London, UK









Private Collections, UK & USA

North London Collegiate School

Coventry University



2017                Painting Worlds, Press Release

2016               Esme Dollow: Solo Exhibition, Press Release

2015               Comma Collective, Online interview

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