Simone Hester was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She fell in love with art at a young age and began private art lessons that lasted through high school. During this time, she developed a love for drawing and painting. While attending college, a passion blossomed for the digital arts – graphic design and eventually digital photography. She combines her love for digital arts, photography and painting to create her very own technique when crafting a photographic piece. When she chooses to paint, her medium of choice is watercolor. When she sketches and draws, she follows an abstract method and practices the art of Zentangles. Always the student of art, Simone continues to study and practice in her favorite art mediums and is constantly creating new work. As you view her body of work, you will find that she sees all subject matter as a beautiful and she has a passion for capturing it in her own unique way – whether it is to digitally craft a new work, pick up a pencil, ink or a paintbrush.
She has exhibited her work at a variety of galleries, art websites and publications. She was a regional finalist and nationally featured as a part of Bombay Sapphire's Artisan Series in 2011. She currently resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her family, her husband Jerry, her daughter Jordyn and her son Jerry III. She is continually grateful for the support of her husband and family, along with her friends and colleagues. For additional information, please visit her contact page on this website or email via the link below.