Sailing at Sundown
20 x 20 in., oil on canvas
Sailing at Sundown can be seen at the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, 5 Broad St, Charleston, South Carolina.

“My mission as an artist is to make people smile. My intent is to transform a common scene into something new and stunning, sometime with a sense of humor, that will leave the viewer with feelings of surprise and joy.”

Monique Carr is a contemporary, impressionist artist. She paints en plein air and in studio. After growing up in Montreal, Canada, and spending 10 years in the Cayman Islands, Monique and her husband made East Tennessee home in 1999.

Prior to becoming a full-time fine artist in 2009, Monique worked as a graphic artist for 25 years. Since the beginning of her new career, she has been studying under many well known artists, which has influenced her development and success. The style that emerges in Monique’s work is out of the ordinary. It bursts with energy with its vibrant colors, constant movement and intriguing texture. She likes to experiment, try different medium, substrates and embraces the new discoveries. Also, you will find that each of her painting holds a small exclamation mark—it’s her trademark!—the playfulness of finding this solitary mark invites audiences to slow down and re enter that space as they have to find this well hidden exclamation mark (kind of finding Waldo!).

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Gallery Representation:
Alta Vista Gallery, Valle Crucis, NC
Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, Charleston, SC
York and Friends Fine Art, Nashville, TN