Born in London of Irish extraction Monica lives and works both in Pembrokeshire and
in Beara Co Cork. Monica settled in Pembrokeshire (Wales) with her husband and family
She describes herself as a late starter and only began to paint after rearing seven
children, running a hotel in Pembrokeshire and sailing around the western seaboard.
She visits those remote locations where the spirit of landscape is most palpable
– amongst the mountains, lakes, islands and rock formations of Beara and southwest
Kerry. With no formal training she paints to express her feelings and does so with
great energy and vigour. Her work intuitively focuses on the interaction of colour,
while trying to define the spirit of place within the Irish landscape. She concentrates
on the essence of location rather than the actual scene.