My name is Eszter Rajna. I am a Hungarian born artist who has lived in Tokyo during my childhood and in the UK since my teenage years. As a child in Hungary I loved to colour and draw as many children do. I began to take my art more seriously when I chose to do a BA in Visual Communications (Graphic Design) at what was then called the American College in London. My favourite subjects were colour theory and basic principles of design. I was fortunate to have excellent teachers for these two subjects. Fast forward a good few years and I found myself drawn to take up the Diploma in Portrait Painting at the Heatherley School of Fine Art in London. I chose to do that course because I was interested in drawing people and I especially wanted to develop my drawing as well as my painting skills. I learned to become a better observer of things around me and more skilful in working from life. Again I was lucky to have a personal tutor among the many teachers who believed in me as an artist and encouraged me to pursue my own vision. Following my training I began to work on my own; discovered that I had self-motivation and pursued my passion in painting flowers. The work laid out on my website shows my development from portrait painting to still life. I paint because I love to colour. Colour for me is the medium of joy and flowers to me symbolise perfect beauty. Art is a strong passion - and a privilege to do. I hope that you enjoy looking at my work both at the Biennale and on my website. Thank you for reading.