**Esther Pearl Watson, born in 1973 and grew up in the DFW area with a Father who was obsessed with the idea that he could build a working flying saucer and sell it to NASA or Ross Perot.
She has always been a journal keeper and most of her paintings come from her past experiences or her present day experiences.
Esther currently divides her time between teaching full time at Pasadena Art Center College of Design, making art, illustrations, and spending time with her family.
We met Esther and her husband, Mark back some 12 or 15 years back when they sent Webb Gallery a treasured package of zines, stickers & postcards. I quickly realized that Esther was the from the same family of my youth in Garland, Texas and the yard with the saucer. We were quick to become friends and long time admirers of her artwork. Her sincere and wonderful style is undeniable. We have enjoyed representing her and her artwork for many years now.
Esther’s work has something for everyone to collect or admire in it’s colors, humor, and our human nature of wanting to look in each others windows as we pass by. Thus, her work has been collected by creative folks across the world including Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons and Cindy Sherman.
“Esther Pearl Watson is a master story teller. Her paintings of flying saucers invading her childhood memories elevate the mundane to the magical. Memory is the tricky thing, and Esther, through her work takes stories of heartbreak and challenge and transforms them into tales of joy and possibility.” - Dr. Andrew Walker, Director of Amon Carter Museum
of American Art
*Cowboy boots by Rex Klingelhefer of Mason Texas.