Monique, also known as Nique, was born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1987. She thoroughly enjoyed exploring the mountains and rivers—especially on camping trips with her dad. He passed his adventurous spirit on to her. From a young age she loved watching the wildlife around her and developed an enduring love of nature. Capturing plants and animals in different artistic styles as well as creating designs with different stones and gems in jewelry wraps are ways for her to appreciate what nature has created.
She also enjoys doing pet portraits, custom paintings, drawings, and murals. The whimsical style of some of her work is great for children as well as adults who might be young at heart. She enjoys doing different styles of artwork with different media as well as taking pretty pictures.