Designer and Illustrator and holder of BA (Hons) Illustration - 2:1 (Portsmouth)
This site documents final year degree research looking at textual sources around the subject of window display, psychology, wallpapers, colour and the visual spectrum in the way humans see.
Pages here offer a portfolio of illustrative and fine art imagery representing colours found from unexpected sources in photographic and three dimensional formats. These offer a hand crafted feel and look to works. Various mediums and materials are used with the aim of surprise and entertainment.
Inspiration came from nature, textiles, water and any transparent source that absorbs light, creates shadows and adds depth, set and window design. Completed artefacts include, collage - incorporating found ephemera, printmaking and photography - Type is created by hand. These works explore a balanced but expressive and illustrative freedom of line and colour within them. Monique is known to bravely experiment with any medium in order to find the right solution for briefs taken on. A sensitivity to print enables the production of work offering hidden imagery.
Experiments creating acetate plates of illustrative works and projections of them, created a diverse body of work. Projections involved placing colour in a grey urban context such as buildings, pavements, and roads.
Colour found in natural environments inspires a platform to display the work and these works bring the outside in and the inside out. Looking to nature the peacock was considered along with his magnificent display of feathers and colour. These coloured feathers were a starting point when exploring the colour blue and in particular Cyan; Otherwise known as turquoise or aqua.
Recent student exhibitions have displayed photographic works of architecture and colour, which inform a new body of research in MA Interior Design studies and thesis. As an Illustrator and Colourist, current interests include exploring the importance of the drawn line and useage of colour and light in interior spaces.