Monique Rose Byrd was born in Florida, of Danish and American descent. With a family full of painters, it is not surprising that her grandmother from Lynge, Denmark taught her oils, while her grandmother from Melbourne, Florida taught her watercolors. Needless to say, color was her passion from an early age. Later on, she attended Savannah College of Art & Design obtaining a degree in Art Direction and Painting. For the last 8 years, she has worked in the advertising industry as an Art Director in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Combining her influences has been key to her work: the modern simplistic Danish design, the passion and flavor from Puerto Rico and the happy brightness of South Florida’s colors. She is now on a mission with one sole purpose: to bring all the emotions of color to life and share her art with the world.