About the Artist
Monique Straub is known for her vividly colored landscape and botanical paintings in oil and soft pastel. Her work is focused on the raw concepts of movement and design, and painted with a twist of joy and playfulness.
From her studio in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, Straub brings to life bold renditions of everyday scenes. A simple trip to the grocery store can trigger a series of photos, that later become the springboard to something more.
A student of the Scottsdale Artists School, Straub’s vibrant work is in numerous private collections across the country and internationally, and has been published in Professional Artist Magazine, San Diego Home & Garden, Pastel Journal, and Art Collector Magazine.
Monique was selected as a “Featured Artist” for the Mission Federal ArtWalk in 2010, and was awarded “Best in Show – Painting” at the 2015 La Jolla Festival of the Arts.
Adelman Fine Art represents Monique Straub in San Diego California.
Q & A Interview:
MONIQUE: “I go through many moods in the process of each painting. Originally trained in technical illustration, it’s odd that I really don’t enjoy drawing, and when I begin a painting with a rough sketch, I’m always happy to get that part completed so I can get to playing with the paint. Each work holds its own conversation in my head…’That tree is too small, needs a cloud or two, more orange, well that looks odd, why did I do that…’
MONIQUE: “Seeing how beautifully the gallery was hung, meeting the other artists, and hearing so many positive comments about my work.”