Marianne Monnier-Koenig turns her eye toward nature in her oil paintings on canvas. “We have so many beautiful places on earth,” she says, and her works powerfully capture that beauty. Influenced by Monet and the Impressionists, Monnier-Koenig likes to work at the places she depicts in each picture, letting the environment directly influence her and become a central part of the act of creation. Because of this, the subjects of her images reflect the many forms and moods that the physical world can take: from dark skies and peaceful scenes to lush, brightly colored compositions that burst with energy.
That variety is also seen in the range of techniques the artist has at her disposal. She creates sharply realistic images as well as paintings in which landscapes and skies are transformed into dynamic visual patterns. Her brushstrokes go from delicate wisps of color to subtly shaded areas, to bold, flexible lines. Able to communicate both lightness and physical power, Monnier-Koenig gives each image a both presence and sense of drama that bring the physical world to life.