Esmond was born and brought up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He did science A levels before ever discovering contemporary art. He subsequently took a Fine Art degree at Wolverhampton Polytechnic (Wolverhampton University) and studied teaching at Goldsmiths College, London University.
After teaching for more than a decade he decided to take a professional break and gained an MA at the Norwich University of the Arts (NUA). He taught part-time for a number of years at degree level at Middlesex University and Chelsea School of Art (University of the Arts London).
It feels important to him, repeatedly, to bond the relationship between the apparently detached fabric of the external world to the psychological and emotional world within each of us.
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