Poetic Reflections in Oil
I create poetic narrative paintings of the places I have been and reflections the world as I want it to be.
As I paint, often on location, the process is a luscious, luminous, romantic, textured dance of the brush on the canvas.
Painting is always challenging and rewarding.
----Monica Anne Achberger
Monica, earned a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from the Columbus College of Art & Design. She has attended painting workshops with Michael Scott, Chuck Marshall, Cincinnati Art Academy and Morgan Samuel Price.
Monica has always found a way to express her inner artist: throughout her 16 years as a graphic designer, she painted, designed jewelry, perfecting her skills in costume and garden design.
Perhaps her need for creative expression comes from her knowledge that life is fragile and not to be taken for granted – for most of her life, she lived with life-threatening, kidney disease. In 1998, she underwent a successful kidney transplant, receiving a kidney from her husband, John.
During Monica’s recovery she returned to her true passion – oil painting – which she has embraced enthusiastically. In the decade since, Monica has participated in numerous shows and competitions, inspiring others to pursue their dreams despite life’s challenges.
Monica is a signature member of Cincinnati Art Club, OPAS-Ohio Plein Air Society and American Impressionists Society