Monika creates art in Halifax, Nova Scotia – and sometimes elsewhere, when she’s travelling the world. She is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), a member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) and ArtSpa. Monika has received a variety of awards and is actively engaged in her own art practice as well as that of her fellow artists through exhibitions, workshops and volunteer work. For the SCA's National Exhibition, "O Canada - Our Home and Native Land", Monika's painting "Loyalty to the Earth" won the prestigious Mary Pratt Crystal award.
Her mixed media paintings and fine art photography are held in private and corporate collections in Canada, Europe, USA and South America. Her work has been published in International Women Celebrate, in the 50th Anniversary Edition of Enroute Magazine, in Exposure, and in Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop and the CBC Sharing the View Calendar.