Born in Lima, Peru, Monica immigrated to Canada in 1976 where she obtained her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. She also holds both, a Fine Art and an Advance Painting Certificates from Emily Carr University of Art and Designs. She lives in Vancouver and has traveled extensively throughout the world studying different art forms.
Monica's energy and passion are expressed in her unique jewelry, mixed media paintings and abstract photographs. Her expressionistic, semi-abstract, highly textured mixed media paintings and jewelry draw primarily upon the natural environment and symbolism from ancient civilizations.