“My focus in painting is to translate a magical moment into an artistic statement. Evoking the emotion of a scene, I first draw the abstraction of what I’m seeing, often making adjustments to the overall composition. As I progress, I focus on shapes, colors, texture, and movement.
Once satisfied with that, I consider imagery, atmospheric conditions and colors – often pushing or calming them to create the mood I’m after. In the final stage of a painting, I mold and reshape the representational likeness of the scene by adding a few details, emphasizing light, shadows and vibrant pops of color.”Monique Carr is an impressionist oil painter. Monique grew up in Montreal, Canada and moved to East Tennessee in 1999 with her husband after spending 10 years in the Cayman Islands. Prior to becoming a full-time fine artist in 2009, Carr worked as a graphic artist for 25 years. Since the beginning of her new career, she has been studying under many well known artists, which has influenced her development and success. She is a daily painter and loves to share her passion through teaching art. She is a member of Women Painters of the Southeast and Oil Painters of America.