Esther Coombs

I’m a professional illustrator who grew up in Dover and is now living and working in rural Hampshire. My work often starts with observational black line drawings on paper, generally with a nod to detailed urban architecture, embracing an oh so slightly wobbly quality of line.

I am probably best known for drawing buildings, sometimes on ceramics, from grand cityscapes to intimate studies of individual rural structures. However, I also draw domestic objects and more organic ‘natural’ subjects such as animals, plants and people (even, occasionally, the Queen).