Portrait of Esther O’Connor, Songstress Supreme, Potential Jazz Queen


Forget Simon Cowell and the X Factor. Scottish singer/songwriter Esther O’Connor has done it her way, and these days that’s a breath of fresh air. The daughter of Graeme Duffin, bassist with Wet, Wet, Wet, Esther has her own band, Ashton Lane.

It’s been said that Esther has a “hard to classify style”. Yet she’s equally at home with pop, country, rock and folk. The Sunday Times said of her “She is a talent that harks back to the great singer songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s.

So why not Jazz, Esther?


Esther Enthrals Her Fans

Hail the new kid on the block,
No chip, but pure golden rock.
A musical queen and songstress supreme,
Thrillingly fulfilling her dream.

I mulled over painting a portrait of Esther for some time, wanting to be sure I could capture her in enraptured performance. Then, watching and listening to her, discovering her values and following her rise to stardom as both singer and song writer, I could resist no longer.

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Fine Art Giclée Prints of this portrait are available, with or without my descriptive poem. Simply email: peter@jazzandjazz.com to place your order and help support jazz.


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