Artist Statement

With the forms I create I am attempting to depart from reality. When sketching, my hand is directed by an unconscious need to represent a captured image of movement. I am interested in creating work in which all elements present are in harmony with one another to create a sense of flow. I approach the creation of a painting with an idea of the form but a very loose idea of the color palette. I let the form reveal the color and tones it needs to come alive one choice at a time.      Souldance-sketch

 Gratitude at Salon de RefusesMonica Melgar - Abstract ArtistAbout Me

Born in Chicago, IL. raised both the U.S. and in Mexico. Constant changes of my environment have made me very adaptable to change. Creativity has been a constant in my life since my childhood in Las Vegas, NV, followed me to Cuernavaca, Morelos, then in Harlingen, TX was fully awakened with my first art class. Made an attempt at graphic design but soon realized fine arts is where my heart is. My travels and rich life experiences have all fueled my creative energies that are now in full flame.


I do accept commissions for custom paintings with specific sizes and color schemes. Please contact me to set up a consultation so that I can further explain my process and payment options.


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