An accomplished artist, author and public speaker, Monique Rea received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Laguna College of Art and Design. Monique resides in San Juan Capistrano, California with her husband, two cats and a Mustang horse.
She has authored and illustrated two children’s books, “The Original Story of Toulouse the Moose and His Friends.” Her second children’s storybook, “Toulouse the Moose and the Mystery Guests. ” Both are available on Amazon and www.toulousethemoose.com . Monique’s artwork of a Cliff Swallow was on the video jacket of Huel Howser’s “Swallows of Mission San Juan Capistrano.” The Capistrano Dispatch newspaper features her comic strip “The Adventures of Toulouse the Moose.” She was honored with being nominated Woman of the Year of San Juan Capistrano 2011-2012.
Monique’s love of nature and whimsy can be found in her artwork, primarily painting, drawing, jewelry and writing. She expresses her love of animals and appreciation of their special place on earth through her art. Her hummingbird & swallow artwork is inspired through her dedicated work as a hummingbird & swallow rescuer.