Monica Melgar Art
Winter Street Studios
I started doodling with dots & dashes with pen on paper in high school to keep my hands and thoughts occupied. My current work is now made with layers of fine lines that fill a canvas to create an image. Although most of my subject matter is abstract some images take on an accidental form such as a flower, a sea creature, or a landscape. Although in my 20s and 30s I explored my painting skills casually, it's only been within the last 5 years or so that I set my sights on a professional career as a visual artist. I have a sense of urgency now to catch up and make up for the time. The passion that I have to continuously create as much as I can seems to come from a previously neglected part of me. I believe there is something truly unique inside all of us and I've been fortunate enough to discover how my true self is revealed. There is no stopping it now, nor can I even imagine my life without creation as the main focus of my energy. I don't make art, art makes me.