Painter Sonoma County
Monica was born in upstate New York, the third of four children, to young European immigrants. Her mother, a homemaker loved music, her father a thriving commercial painter, was a talented pencil artist in his own right.
In her early years she attended art and drama classes, that helped to spark her constructive side. Dabbling in pottery, and jewelry design she always enjoyed creating something new.
It wasn’t until later in life, when her interest in the art world really soared, after moving to Northern California and raising three rambunctious boys; she eventually took on a position working for a renowned publisher; coordinating the print production of museum collections around the world. It was fascinating to her, to see vast art works, even originals up close and to explore many different new mediums.
Today you can find her at home, paint brush in hand, classical music streaming in the background. Currently using acrylic and a paste medium; she paints with purpose, to evoke a feeling or idea in the viewer. “I want them to see something interesting, to look up close and envision a place, or memory, or even a dream forgotten.”
(Most of Monica's frames are handcrafted with sustainable Accoya, some are charred by using the ancient method of preservation called Shou Sugi Ban.)