Featured Artist Monica Moody

Enjoy the portfolio of artist Monica Moody, and be sure to visit her website for more from this talented artist.



“Owl” Micron pens on 15″ x 20″ Crescent Illustration Board


I have dabbled in one artistic endeavor or another for most of my life but never felt like I had found my medium until I discovered alcohol inks in 2011.



“Hybrid” Mixed Media (Alcohol inks and Micron pen) on 11″ x 8.5″ Yupo


Though I describe alcohol inks as bipolar, intense, unforgiving and unpredictable, I feel that the difficulty to control the medium for representational painting has improved my focus and given me a new creative edge. The inks can be incredibly frustrating and freeing at the same time!


Con Alas De Mariposa

“Con Alas De Mariposa” Mixed Media (Alcohol inks, Pitt and Micron pen) on 20″ x 26″ Yupo


In addition to painting with this relatively new medium, I also enjoy creating detailed black and white illustrations, doodles, and zentangles.


In My Mind's Eye

“In My Mind’s Eye” Micron Pens on 9″ x 12″ Bristol


Mixed media projects, combining illustration with alcohol ink painting, provide the challenge that I crave and satisfy my inherent “creative A.D.D.”



“Leo” Alcohol inks on 5″ x 7″ Yupo


As for my subjects, I simply paint what entertains, fascinates, inspires or motivates me. Though subjects may vary, some recurring themes prevail: music, nature, and anatomy.



“Tributary” Alcohol inks on 20″ x 26″ Yupo


My work celebrates the spirit of fun and experimentation, and I feel that my creative process is more like that of a mad scientist in a laboratory than an artist in a studio. There are more household items and medical supplies – isopropyl alcohol, eyedroppers, q-tips, felt, sponges, wax paper, aluminum foil, etc. – in my studio (which for now is my kitchen table) than there are traditional artists’ tools.


Studio shot

Studio shot with 20 hand-painted linocut prints in progress


I have worked as a graphic designer for many years and suspect that this influences my style. I tend to be a perfectionist but am learning to appreciate, and even sometimes rely on, “happy little accidents”.


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  1. hon-bun's ex says

    You just go ‘head on den Monee!! I’s proud da ya☻
    Love ya too.

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