Original acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas
Monica Morrill was born on Southern Vancouver Island where she grew up exploring the beaches, forests and mountains of the west coast. She moved off the island to complete a university degree and spent the next several years living in various regions across Canada, an experience which has greatly influenced her work. A self-taught artist, Monica uses many layers of acrylic paints on canvas to depict colourful images of the Canadian landscape with a focus on water and fantastic skies. She aspires to capture a sense of peace and tranquility and to emphasize the supernatural aspects of the world around us that are sometimes overlooked. Monica currently lives on Vancouver Island with her family and works out of her home studio.