Monica joined the Corban Estate Arts Centre community at the start of 2017. After a period away from the arts whilst raising her two daughters, she has thrown herself back into the creative process. She has an interest in figure and portraiture in painting and drawing. In previous works she has woven this together with a desire to be connected to her Samoan genealogy.
Monica comes from a background of computer graphic design, illustration, and fabric design.
Over recent years she has been painting regularly, attending many workshops. Alongside spending time with her family she has been mentored by painter Karl Amundsen for the last 5 years along.
Her influences are broad, ranging from Rita Angus, Robyn Kahukiwa, and Frida Kahlo to street art.