Kaytee Esser was raised in Southeastern Pennsylvania, near Chadds Ford. She holds a B.F.A. in Painting from Kutztown University, PA. Additional coursework includes offset press graphics and CAD. She is an accomplished Archeological Illustrator with credentials from Temple University, the State of Delaware and the National Park Service in Utah. She has taught in public schools and colleges in and around North Carolina, the Hilton Head Art Academy, Bluffton Art Association, the Island Artist Association of Fernandina Beach, FL and the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL. Ms. Esser has also provided private workshops in Animal Portraiture, People Portraiture, Acrylic, Oil Painting, Pastel, Watercolor, and Drawing.
Ms. Esser has worked extensively in theater scenic design in Raleigh and Charleston community theaters. She has been active in the Raleigh Little Theater, Chowan State College Community Theater, and the Footlight Players in Charleston.
Ms. Esser and her husband Greg currently live in Jacksonville, FL. She is a highly sought-after artist.