Canadian artist Monika Wright is largely self-taught, enthusiastically putting ‘miles on the brush’ in her studio and in workshops with talented artists from around the world.
In 2005 she left behind a hectic career in Toronto, embracing her new life in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she rediscovered her passion for photography and painting. Creating art became her path and her passion in this new life.
Developing a distinctive style of painting lead to recognition first locally and then internationally. Monika’s art has been included in gallery shows and in private and corporate collections in Canada, the USA, Australia, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain and Germany. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Nova Scotia Art Bank and was included in the CBC Sharing the View Calendar. In 2017, she received the Mary Pratt Crystal award for her painting, “Loyalty to the Earth”. She is represented by galleries in Nova Scotia, Ontario and New Brunswick.
Monika is an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), a member of ArtSpa, CARFAC and past president of ViewPoint Gallery. She has received numerous awards in both Canada and the USA, including the prestigious ‘Mary Pratt Award’ for work exhibited in the Society of Canadian Artists Elected Members Exhibition 2017. Publications include The Breath of Life, International Women Celebrate, the 50th Anniversary Edition of Enroute Magazine, Exposure, Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop, CBC Sharing the View Calendar and Arts Illustrated Magazine.
I believe that art has the power to be transformative, to rearrange our vision of the world and create bridges to connect us, to lead us to a greater understanding of the world we share, and those we share it with.
With organic shapes, fluid light, lines and circles, I am employing universal symbols of unity, wholeness and infinity connected by lines, representing the boundaries which separate us, but which also highlights our shared path. What we choose to see and believe will determine how we live, not just where we live. Let’s build the puzzle of our life on this planet with care and empathy.
My art is intended to be collaborative. I hope that you will experience the paintings as your own creation as you look at them from every angle; that you will respond with feeling and be inspired to live with passion.