30 x 24 in.
Oil on canvas
Available at Alta Vista Gallery, 2839 Broadstone Rd, Valle Crucis, NC, 828.963.5247
Monique expresses “My contemporary landscape paintings are a fusion of experience, experiment and emotion. Instead of painting what I see with my eyes, I want to depict my own interpretation of a scene with my soul. I want to capture the mystery and the beauty of nature. Simultaneously, I’m thinking about composition, harmony, colors, movement, and texture. Atmospheric effects are another wonderful way to create a sense of drama with calm and mystery, which appeals to me.”
After growing up in Montreal, Canada and spending 10 years in the Cayman Islands, Monique and her husband made East Tennessee home in 1999. Monique worked as a graphic artist for over 20 years prior to becoming a full-time fine artist. Ever evaluating and evolving her style, Monique has continued throughout her professional career to study under many well-known artists, including Guido Frick, Kim English, Peggy Root, Kathie Odom, Aimone Art School. 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 mediums and 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!). Monique also teaches several workshops each year.
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