Mónica Melgar

I've lived about 1/3 of my life in Mexico and the other 3rds in the U.S. My parents liked to move a lot when I was little. The first steps I took into my own doodle world was during one of those moves, the most tramautic one, that has now defined me not only as a person but as an artist.

I moved to Houston in June of 2009. Prior to that I had lived in San Antonio for about 15 years! One thing (of many) I've loved about Texas is the sunsets. Although I don't get inspired to imitate nature per se because I mostly paint abstract now, the feelings I get when looking at the beauty of a sunset inspires and motivates me to create something beatiful as a way of saying thank you to our world.

I've been doodling since I can remember and now I doodle with paint on a canvas. However with paint, my doodles do all kinds of things that are unexpected and it's always exciting to see the final result!