I was born and raised in Romania, attending art school there. I graduated in 1974 from a highly successful art pilot program at age 18. Where I was offered exposure to all facets of art from visual communications to industrial design. This was followed by a successful career in fashion design with clients throughout Europe, U.S., and Japan.
In 1990 I moved to the United States, and in 1996 I was introduced to digital media falling in love instantly with its versatility. I have been exploring digital design since then, trying to mix digital color and the illusions of texture and shape to capture fleeting, momentary thoughts and my feelings. My style varies depending on the subject being captured, as I always try to let the subject dictate the style rather than try to impose a repetitive style format.
I have retired to Hawaii very early from a career as a fashion consultant, and decided to focus on art. My very first submission of my artwork to an international competition in Italy, was chosen among the finalists.
I am a self-taught digital artist, and I like to explore a broad range of subjects. In my gallery you will find abstract representations of emotions or imaginary whimsy, realistic portraits, story based images, and graphic art statements. I love the vast possibilities offered by digital art, and I am determined to continue my exploration in this realm hoping to build a successful career as an artist.
Then from Hawaii I relocated to Fiji living on a beautiful island. In Fiji I started also painting being overwhelmed by the surrounding organic colors. I enjoy creating art and having the freedom to live and travel between Fiji and the U.S. and traveling to Europe. I continue to create as life unfolds.
I hope that you enjoy my artwork as much as I do creating it.
Aloha and Bula
Monica Malbeck Schut...