Artist Biography

"Garden Jewel"

"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 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.”   Had a comic that ran for 12 years in The Capistrano Dispatch  “The Adventures of Toulouse the Moose.”   She was honored with being nominated Woman of the Year of San Juan Capistrano 2011-2012. Selected to paint a fiberglass life size horse for a Mustang Project exhibited in San Juan Capistrano.

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 artwork is inspired through her dedicated work as a hummingbird rescuer.

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Monique F. Rea  

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