“Creativity is my voice. Each medium of expression is a language of its own. Curiosity inspires me to seek depth in my creativity. Exploration of alternate mediums is the ultimate journey. Abstracted art through mixed media is the alchemy of my artful expression. I have a love affair with art and all things art.”
Monette creates abstracted expressive works using Encaustics or Cold Wax/Oil, most of which include mixed media. The most recent work involves ecoprinting combined with encaustic on panel.
Monette's artwork is derived from the natural beauty of the environment. The macro world opens up limitless perspectives and visual subject matter. Dreams of vivid color and elusive scenarios are fodder for the artwork. Sometimes just seeing the world through the eyes of the artist's pets sparks hidden emotions to express in art.
T.A. Monette grew up in the wide open space of the western United States, graced with monumental buttes and mesas. As a youth, the artist accompanied a beloved Great Uncle, a lapidary, on sojourns to his secret hunting grounds excavating geodes, jade, agates and fossils. Ecoprints, a natural process allows Monette to step into nature to collect her source materials which she transforms on silk. Oil on paper works reference this love of geology. With an appetite for the unknown, an artist's curiosity has been the motivator for travels and explorations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Living in the Netherlands and studying art for seven years altered the artistic path of this prolific artist. Now residing on the east coast of the USA the path through and inspired by nature continues.
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