Monika Meunier was born on the Mediterranean Coast in 1947. At the age of two, her family relocated to Paris (France), where Meunier was raised. In 1957, she and her family settled in Nice, a city located on the French Riviera. At the age of 16, Meunier enrolled in “Les Beaux-Arts” of Nice where she further honed her artistic talents. After completing her schooling she traveled world-wide. Meunier’s works present collectors with idealized versions of the beautiful region which surrounds her studio. Towering amid cypress and olive trees, are the local sights that inspire her constantly. She brings her landscapes to life with scenes - the sun is always shining and the flowers always in bloom. Meunier uses only oil paints and carefully applies them to canvas with her palette knife. She has a distinctive style that presents landscapes in sweeping texture and vibrant colors – rich red earth, the bright violet lavender fields and the calming blue coastal waters.