High Art Spotlight: Esther Loh

Esther Loh is an art enthusiast whose dream is to become a professional artist though she is not professionally trained in this field. She is now trying to pursue her dream by attending more courses and workshops in order to brush up her artistic skills. She is also trying to join all kinds of art competitions just to gain exposure and make friends with more artists so that she is able to learn more about herself and from others. She is persisted to be recognized by many other people around the world, to be welcomed by other artists, to be known as an artist and eventually run a solo or group exhibition. As of now, she has gained more confidence after winning in a number of competitions, such as the Doodle Art Contest by Samsung Malaysia, Hong Kong Culture Art, Knowing ASEAN Mural Art and the most recent being one of the top 150 finalists of the High Art Competition. With these recent achievements she has gained, she believes that she can now continue her journey pursuing her lifelong dream and no longer be stopped by anyone swaying her from doing so. Thus, she keeps on creating more and more artworks these days by exploring different techniques, subjects, colors, materials and so on. By doing so, she will be able to find what significantly represents herself so that people will be able to recognize her instantly by the look of her artworks next time.
We recently caught up with Esther after High Art 2022 to learn more about her most recent inspirations:
Where do you find your creative inspiration?
Watching movies, surfing the Net and reading
Why do you do what you do?
I do art because it's always been my dream to become a renown artist
What art/artist do you most identify with?
Connie Au who is based in the UK
What themes do you pursue the most?
Humans and environment
What role does an artist have in society?
An artist gives life and colors to society so that it does not seem boring.
What is your artistic outlook on life?
I hope to influence others positively in life through expressing positive message in my paintings
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Never stop pursuing your dream just because you're stopped by your parents or friends.
Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, tell us your favorite song and artist.
Classical music or pop music, especially Taylor Swift's songs.
What's the best thing about being an artist?
To be able to express my idea and message through an artistic way which people cannot judge with their definite opinions because art is very subjective to each individual.
What is your dream project?
To have my own exhibition running across different continents