"Everything I've ever created has stemmed from an obsession with my surroundings and my desire to claim them as my own."
-Mona Lamar, Sketches from the Heart of a Texas Artist
My father, a retired commercial airline pilot, instilled in me a passion for place and geography. As my creative mentor, Georgia O'Keeffe, was drawn to the desert in New Mexico, I've found beauty in the endless turquoise waters of the Caribbean, the vast landscape and vegetation that makes Texas so alluring and the rich images of the French Quarter, fused with the mossy swamp lands of the Atchafalaya Basin. From the stories hidden in the depths of these settings, I have committed to passionately share truths that can be connected to universally.