Monika Meunier was born on the Mediterranean Coast in May 1947. At the age of two, her family relocated to Paris (France), where Meunier was raised. Growing up, she was heavily influenced by her artistic family some of whom were artists, musicians, and photographers. Their support of her passion allowed her to pursue her creative side and compose bold and brilliant works that capture the essence of nature.
In 1957, she and her family settled in Nice, a city located on the French Riviera. Meunier, at the age of 16, enrolled in “Les Beaux-Arts” of Nice where she further honed her artistic talents.
After completing her schooling she began to travel, living in the United States (Miami Beach, Florida and Houston, Texas) and Germany (Stuttgart). These cities opened her creative world to experiment in various forms of expressions – greatly enriching her appreciation of art. Meunier expanded her talents into drawing, sculpture, stained glass, antique restoration, etching but her focus remained on painting.
Meunier’s works present collectors with idealized versions of the beautiful region which surrounds her studio. Towering amid cypress and olive trees, are the local sights that inspire her constantly. She brings her landscapes to life with scenes - the sun is always shining and the flowers always in bloom.
Meunier uses only oil paints and carefully applies them to canvas with her palette knife. She has a distinctive style that presents landscapes in sweeping texture and vibrant colors – rich red earth, the bright violet lavender fields and the calming blue coastal waters.