“I paint because I LOVE it. I enjoy creating, I love colors, combinations, a challenge, experimenting and making a space happier. I enjoy bringing JOY! So, that is what you’ll see in my paintings”.

Born and raised in Venezuela, Mónica was always surrounded by paint and brushes thanks to an artist father. With a background in advertising she was permanently in contact with design, color and style, but it was not until 1999 when she formally started her formation as a painter at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Her painting formation never stops as she continues learning and being inspired by wonderful artists. Mónica has a graphic style and many have called her a colorist. She aims for simplicity, interesting design and strong brushwork.

Mónica currently shows her work at Anchorlight Raleigh (by appointment only), some of her pieces are sold at Violets Boutique in Cary, NC, and most of her 6×6 floral paintings are sold at the North Carolina Museum of Art Store.

She also loves to offer opportunities to other artists wanting to have a structured time to paint, be part of a painting group or keep working on their formation as well rounded artists. Check all about this at Painting Miles.

She lives with her husband and her kids in Apex, NC.