Hester has a BA (hons) in Illustration and works from her studio in Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Her colourful and richly textured limited-edition collagraph prints reflect her appreciation of the natural landscape and are often inspired by things that she sees whilst out fellrunning. She is a member of Leeds Fine Artists, Printmakers Circle, Printmaking Online, Northern Print, Craven Arts and Ålgården Studios in Sweden. Hester enjoys the creative space afforded by artists’ residencies and has created collections in response to subjects such as the Vale of York Viking Treasure Hoard and Nidderdale Museum’s bird egg collection.
She teaches printmaking workshops for ArtisOn Ltd & the Field Studies Council (at Malham Tarn Field Centre. She has also taught in schools and delivered workshops to artists' groups and organisations. Awards include an Extending Practice Award from Chrysalis Arts, which allowed her to work with the Mercer Gallery and the British and Yorkshire Museums. She created prints in response to the Vale of York Viking Treasure Hoard and these were displayed alongside the treasure at the Mercer Gallery. In 2015 she was one of ten artists selected to take part in Mirror Images, an international printmaking exhibition, which took place simultaneously in North Yorkshire, Scotland, Finland and Sweden. She was selected for the New Lights Prize Exhibition in 2015 & 2017.