Born in Durban South African. Lived in Canada since 1977. Monica always had a keen interest in the arts. In 1992 she pursued educating herself in drawing and painting and has taken workshops and art instructions in Life drawing, Portraiture, Watercolour, Acrylic , Inks, Silk painting, and Pastel painting techniques. She studied under many well known artists and art instructors. She has been a member of RHGA since 1993 and exhibits at the Mill Pond Gallery and various other venues . Her love for nature, gardening and photography reflect many of these subjects in her paintings. She has also travelled extensively and continues to paint and pursue her many interests.