Esty Frankel-Fersel was born in Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY. She attended Bais Yacov through high school with a year of seminary in Israel. As a young adolescent, Esty joined a local art school where, for the next 15 years, she took instructional classes, learning the skills of copying and reproducing works of art with oil on canvas. She attended Brooklyn College and Wurzweiler School of Social Work earning an MSW. While dealing with daily responsibility and stressors, Esty always found comfort in drawing and painting. In 2006, Esty came up with the idea of adding an image of a family performing the Tashlich ceremony to Monet’s famous “Bridge over a Pond of Water Lillies.” This led to more “converted” paintings and to her ultimate accumulation of over 60 works of art with Jewish twists and Yiddish expressions through the arts – and to the publication of Converted Masters. Esty currently divides her time, residing in both Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia and West Orange, NJ.