Featured Artist | Monika Harmund Csanyi

Monika Harmund Csanyi | Apopka, FL

Creating art has been a part of my life since I first held a pencil in my hand, and I love sharing my colorful world with others. I was always an artist, I just didn’t know how to live like one. To be honest, I am still figuring it all out. Not a long time ago I was directing most of my energies elsewhere, at a variety of jobs and careers. Now being an artist is what I am truly about.

As an oil painter, I find inspiration in fragments of nature and manmade world. I love to see things from a different perspective, which perspective is also a part of our reality. My main goal is to open the eyes of the viewer and help others to realize how beautiful and colorful our life is. I would like to build bridges between the fantastic world around us and the people who appreciate the tiny, but precious and timeless moments.

My work is representational – sometimes with a little twist of impressionistic or abstract elements. I tend to paint series in regard to the exploration of a particular theme or image. My oil paintings can be recognized from strong, intense colors and meticulously elaborated subjects. Currently my biggest passion is water, especially rain, and I’m working on a series using this element.

I live in Central-Florida, in a quiet suburban area near to the Wekiva State Park, so I enjoy the rain every day from May until October. This really influences my work, such as my European origin. I was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary – surrounded by rich culture, amazing architecture and treasures of nature, so my memories and experiences constantly inspire me.

I am an associate member of Oil Painters of America (OPA) and the Winter Garden Art Association.

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