Born in Melbourne, Australia, Monique completed a Bachelor of Visual Art, majoring in Ceramics, at Monash University in 1991.
From 1991 to 2000 Monique worked as a designer for ceramics manufacturer Robert Gordon Australian where she developed her skills in design and production of table and giftware.
Monique completed her Diploma of Education in 2004 and established herself as an artist and teacher.
Her creative passions are in the areas of ceramics, printmaking and painting. She continues to explore these sometimes combining techniques and processes.
Inspired by her immediate environment and a love of nature, much of Monique's inspiration is collected from quite close to home throughout the farm and bushland areas of Victoria’s picturesque Gippsland Region.
“my work tends to reflect how I interact with my environment, I record and capture brief moments as I see them unfold with a focus on a personal narrative.”
Monique has held solo and group exhibitions around Victoria. Her work in represented in local and international private collections.
PEPPERCORN STUDIO EST 1989
'Peppercorn Studio' is a large rustic mud brick studio. It was built by Monique's family and numerous friends in the 80's.
Peppercorn Studio is situated on the family farm just 10 minutes from Pakenham, off Toomuc Valley Road in the picturesque hills of Upper Pakenham, Victoria.
Surrounded by Peppercorn trees and strewn with agricultural archeology the studio is a space of sanctuary, where creativity flows freely.