Known for her vividly colored botanical and landscape paintings in oil on canvas, her work is focused on the raw concepts of movement and design, and painted with a twist of joy and playfulness. Formal training in technical illustration and art history have taken a back seat to the pursuit of a more whimsical style.
A painter for over twenty years, her vibrant work is in numerous private collections, and has been published in Professional Artist Magazine, San Diego Home & Garden, and Art Collector Magazine.
From her studio in San Diego, she brings to life bold renditions of everyday scenes. A simple trip to the grocery store can trigger a series of photos, that later become the springboard to something more.
Selected as a "Featured Artist" for the Mission Federal ArtWalk in 2010, and awarded "Best in Show - Painting" at the 2015 La Jolla Festival of the Arts, Monique shows her work at several fine art festivals in Southern California.
"I enjoy painting the world with my own twist. Rather than producing textbook renditions, I choose to concentrate on emphasizing the individual character of my subject. I approach each of these original works as an adventure. The result is as surprising for me, as I hope it is for you."