Is an award winning artist. Her work is informed and inspired by forms found in nature and is in collections throughout the United States
Her art has enhanced her design or fabrication work for corporations, set work for Guthrie Theater and Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, and Hollywood credits (“Grumpy Old Men” and Disney’s “Mighty Ducks.”)
Monica is developing workshops to inspire creativity in busy lives. See Workshops for more information.
With over two and a half decades of teaching experience, her strength lies in reaching people who have different styles and levels of experience. She stimulates exploration of formal, technical, and conceptual issues.
She has taught courses in watercolor, drawing, painting, color theory, design, illustration, visual presentation and art history. Recent courses at the University of Minnesota - College of Design include:
Building Vision – a course in which students develop ways of seeing, using drawing methods to explore ideas and visual story-telling.
Impressionism in Paris and Southern France – a course in which Monica takes students to France where they investigate vision, creativity and history via exercises in drawing and watercolor.
Japanese Design and Aesthetics – a course in which Monica takes students to Japan, where they practice perception and creative processes, using various drawing methods to explore visualization, creativity and story-telling.