Tease, Trigger and Provoke...

 

“I don’t want people to call my paintings just art. Someone jokingly referred to my paintings as “Viagra Art”  I love that, because the thought of someone getting something out of the painting is my actual goal. To me, it is not about the actual painting, but about the thoughts it provokes and what it stirs in each viewer. Each painting has provoked thoughts and fueled countless conversations that triggered new discoveries in me and especially in my models. These discoveries we cherish between women…our little secrets… I can’t imagine anything as intriguing and tantalizing as a sensual woman when she is exposing her inner beauty through her body. When a woman is as confident when she is naked as she is in clothes, she exudes so much sexiness, it begs me to put it to paper…”, said Monique when asked to explain her ‘art’.