One of Esther's earliest memories is drawing on butcher paper on a wooden floor. She won her first award at the age of eight for a poster design. It was first place in the state of Calif. In 1971, her move to Binghamton, New York gained her artful knowledge on trips to museums into New York City with her high school art class. She won several top awards then. While in her senior year of high school in NY, she was offered a scholarship to the Calif. College of Arts at Oakland, thanks to her art teacher who believed in her. Only she married and had 2 sons later. By 1980 she began formal studies in art at Tompkins Cortland-Community College in Dryden, New York. She studied both architectural design and fine art. She studied art at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, also fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA. She has entered into many exhibitions and has won numerous awards.