Essie is a current member of The Florida Watercolor Society, The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.  She also belongs to the Longboat Key Center for the Arts and Art Center Sarasota.

Her works have been selected for more than a dozen exhibitions and juried competitions and have won numerous awards including first prizes and Best in Show.  Recently, her watercolor, "Double Stuff" was awarded first place in Art Center Sarasota's member show.  This piece was also a prize winner in a Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous Open.

About Essie

​​Essie Garfinkel


​Essie is a full time artist whose landscapes, portraits, and street scenes in both watercolor and acrylics have been exhibited in Pennsylvania and Florida and widely praised for their finely tuned composition and use of color.  This website presents a collection of Essie's artwork, focusing on originals and prints, many of which are available for purchase.