Monica was born on Southern Vancouver Island where she grew up exploring the beaches, forests and mountains of the west coast. Always interested in art, she spent much of her time drawing pictures of wildlife. She moved off the island to complete a university degree and spent the next several years living in various cities across Canada.
A self-taught artist, Monica uses acrylic paints on canvas to depict colourful images of the natural world with a focus on coastlines and fantastic skies. She aspires to capture a sense of peace and tranquility and to illustrate the supernatural aspects of the world around us that are sometimes overlooked. Monica currently resides in Ottawa with her husband and children.