From a very young age, Esté showed a aptitude for the fine arts. This served as inspiration to formally study art. She enrolled at the University of the Free State where her artistic abilities and skills, and her mode of expression were shaped by the likes of Casper Steenkamp, Ben Bothma and H.H.T. Treurlinkt, to name a few.
Esté sees her work as the romanticizing of the everyday realities surrounding her – she is a painter of what may be described as romantic dream worlds. Often landscapes peopled with esoteric figures, all of them the result of an image bank of pictures she has created and stored over the years.
She has had many solo and group exhibitions and her work can be found in many collections all over South Africa and Namibia and she also exhibited in Tapei, the USA and England.