Posts Tagged ‘painting’

Commissioned Artwork

If you are interested in commissioning an art piece or commissioning a portrait of your pet, you may contact me at to discuss details.  I work in oils, acrylics, pastels, prisma colors and watercolors.  Art can be enjoyed for generations.

Artist Biography

"Garden Jewel"

"Jewel of Nature"


"Pastel Cat"

"Pastel Cat"


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 . 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.

Discover, Listen & Dream

Monique F. Rea  

Public Choice Show

"Hummingbird Nursery"
“Hummingbird Nursery”

 The Public Choice Show exhibited this piece at the San Clemente Art Gallery from January 10th, 2010 through February 11th, 2010.

In a Private Collection