Esther Munger – Painting - Mixed-Media- Drawing - Fiber Arts

Any Way is Up

Walter's Guitar

Running Out of Time

If I could paint my bio instead of writing it, everything would be more vivid. It would express my urban roots, my travels, my experience with the beautiful natural world and my North Coast home environment. It would talk about social justice and injustice. It would tell about some of the people in my life and some just passing through. It would tell about feelings, ideas and challenges.

My paintings, mixed media work and installations do all that. See the building where I grew up through my mixed media quilt, “Urban Grid.” See the brilliant dawn of Africa in “Perpetual Sunrise.” See the pain, loneliness and alienation in “Postcard from Homeless,” “Refugee,” and “No Hands Across the Water.” See the challenge of dealing with political turmoil in “Keep Perspective.” See the deep passion of a musician in “Walter’s Guitar.” See the desperate threat of environmental degradation watching the progress of my installation “Running out of Time.”

Like many artists, I continue to make art because it communicates. I want my work to initiate an emotional or intellectual response and create a dialogue. As a child, I drew the parquet floors of our apartment; in High School, I took all the art classes; in college, art was my major; upon graduation, I taught art to ages 7-77. As an adult I continue to paint, to draw and to experiment. As well as the North Coast Studio Discovery Tour, I participated in the juried Santa Ynez Valley Tour and Marin Open Studios. The Elverhoj Museum and galleries in Mill Valley, The Santa Ynez Valley, Geyserville and Gualala have exhibited my work. Pieces can be found in private collections in Los Olivos; Los Altos; San Francisco; Oakland; Sugar Hill, NH; Boulder, CO; Sea Ranch and Gualala.

Significantly, I continue being an artist because I never want to stop. See more on my web page:

Contact Information:
Esther Munger
PO Box 175
The Sea Ranch, CA 95497

Phone: 707-494-2082 / 707-785-1925

Keep Perspective