When I was a little girl a new box of crayons filled me with joy. I loved all the colors, but red was my favorite. The red crayon wore down first as I made pictures of my cats, our house, the flowers and trees in our yard and the mountains and lakes of North Idaho where I was born and raised. Not much has changed over the years. Red remains my color of choice. Animals, flowers, and trees are still favorite subjects. The beauty of Idaho’s varied landscapes still moves and inspires me, but I’ve also broadened my range. A recent visit to L.A. generated several palm tree paintings and I’ve painted the beauty of New Mexico since my first visit when I was ten. My oil paintings have been accepted in juried art shows and festivals such as Boise’s Art Source Gallery, the Dogwood Festival in Lewiston, Bozeman’s Sweet Pea Festival and Art on the Green in Coeur d’Alene. My love of painting has never abated and I continue to paint almost every day. I recently switched from oil to acrylic and am engrossed in learning this new medium.
Mona's Painting "The Green Door is part of our We Art Women Juried Exhibition. The opening reception is April 4th, from 5-9 pm. The show will be up all month!