Esta grew up living near the ocean, on Long Island, NY. She moved to the Southwest in 1980 & now resides in Albuquerque. A self-taught artist, she began working with beads in 1992. Her first piece was made on a bead loom. Glass, silver, semi-precious beads & shells are used to embellish her pieces. Her love of the ocean & desert are an inspiration for her art. Esta’s art is exhibited at Weems Gallery in Albuquerque, NM & The Willow in Albuquerque, Hardwoven Originals in Santa Fe and Artemesia in Taos.