Monica Gunderson, Fine Artist, and Creative Thinker
Since I was a young girl, my mom has quoted that "As soon as she could pick up a crayon, Monica has been able to draw.” My first creation, besides scribbles and rainbows, was drawing the likeness of animals, and favorite comic characters. As I matured, I dabbled with different mediums such as charcoal, graphite, paints, clay, and hemp twine. Through my practices with each of these mediums, I have found my strengths and expertise in graphite, ink pen, acrylic paint, and papier-mâché mediums. With these materials, I have created a vast array of art works such as paintings on canvas, murals, drawings, hand-painted event banners, and papier-mâché or plaster masks, all of which I have displayed in galleries, or sold throughout my freelance artist profession which began during the year 1997. My artworks are mainly creations of my imagination, but I am also able to replicate my surroundings which include landscape, seascape, and animals with a creative flare or artistic style.
Currently, I am working as a freelance artist, lead artist for Kolony, and have also been participating in art activities with the local art group, Modesto Artist Salon. During the summer of 2015, I had some health issues with my right hand and began practicing painting and drawing with my left hand. As of the end of July 2015, I began drawing with my right hand again, but I mainly use it for the steady lines and fine details and alternate stippling technique with my left and right hands. Eventually I would like to be able to draw and paint equally well with my left as I am able with my right. I also manage chronic back pain and generally take it easy during the wintertime. During this time I focus on caring for myself and drawing, painting, and creating when I am able. I know one thing for certain, I am not giving up! I keep moving forward one small step at a time.
You may see me around Modesto and neighboring cities at local events and/or with some groups in the community such as Kolony and Modesto Artist Salon. Be sure to visit my event page to see which events that I will be at where I will be showing and selling artwork and art prints.
Modesto Art Group
Starting the year of 2016, I have helped start an art group in Modesto California called the "Modesto Artist Salon". Currently, I am taking a hiatus from being admin to focus on my art business, creating more art, spending more time on my family and my health. Modesto Artist Salon is still going with some great admin! To find out more about the Modesto Artist Salon, Visit their Website.
To view Monica Gunderson's Art Resume, Click Here.
To view her Certificates and Diplomas, Click Here.
Notice of Copyright! ALL of my artwork is copyrighted and are protected by law. Please DO NOT use or copy my artwork without my permission. For more information, Click Here.
Monica Gunderson Fine ArtistModesto CA