Mary Monk has been an award winning professional artist for over twenty years. Her work can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections including permanent art collections belonging to St. Tammany Parish and the state of Louisiana. Monk’s primary medium is pastel and she is mostly known for her country/urban landscapes. No matter the subject, mood and light are always the true focus of her paintings. Her choices of color and subject matter are heavily influenced by growing up in the city and moving to the country to raise her family.
The majority of her paintings are scenes done en plein air.