Monica Morrill is a contemporary landscape artist from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. As a child, Monica was always interested in art and spent much of her time drawing, focusing on pencil drawings of wildlife. She excelled in high school art classes but decided to pursue other studies in university. She spent the following years living in various regions across Canada and began painting while living in Ottawa. She was offered her first gallery representation by Koyman Galleries in Ottawa in 2018 and is now represented by ten galleries across the country.
Monica paints with acrylics on canvas. Her style is bold, bright and colourful and is designed to evoke feelings of peace and joy. Her paintings invite the viewer to reminisce on places once traveled or dream of new adventures. Monica’s experience living in different landscapes across the country can be seen in her work, whether it be a fantastic west coast sunset, or a camping trip to an Ontario lake. Her paintings are usually imagined, a product of memories of places visited, inspiring locations, and the desire to create something unique and original. Monica’s technique involves applying many thin layers of paint in a time consuming process necessary to achieve the vibrant glowing colours that define her paintings.
Monica’s typical day begins early in the morning, painting or drawing with coffee in hand, appreciating the quiet moments to work before her children are up for school. Painting is her full-time profession and she fits in as much as possible during the day and sometimes late into the evening.
Monica has recently moved back to Vancouver Island with her family and is currently incorporating aspects of the inspiring west coast scenery into her latest work. Her paintings can be found at fine art galleries across Canada or be purchased directly.
Which ‘hood are you in?
I currently live in Nanaimo, BC.
What do you do?
I am a painter. I create colourful acrylic on canvas paintings of the Canadian landscape.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on a 48×72 inch painting for Kurbatoff Gallery, my largest painting to date.
Where can we find your work?
My work can be found at fine art galleries across Canada and on my website:
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