Monteque Pope-Le Beau

I create complex pieces which looks at the world in a different light. I believe art can profoundly affect those who experience it. As an observer of life, I find artistic expression is a position of power and has the potential to influence change. As an artist it is a responsibility I do not take lightly. My work is created to stimulate social dialogue, while causing society to question old long standing beliefs and mindsets.

Inspired by my mother's artwork and brilliant storytelling, I became an abstract expressionists and storyteller. In 1974 I was born in Texas, but it was being raised in Santa Barbara and later Southern California which introduced me to one of my first loves, the beauty of the natural world. Traveling with my mother allowed me to meet new people and to observe the world through their eyes. Which in turn brought me to another one of my loves, the study of human nature. As I studied history, art and architecture; I soon realized I wanted something more meaningful in my life. I returned to my first love of art and writing. Later I became the creative partner to my mother until her passing. I like working outside the system, which is great for a person like me; who believes in independence and is an environmentalists and activist. I live and work in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

I am also the founder of the Art Of Monteque; which seeks to help artist by providing a plantform to showcase artist and the their work.