Monika Ptok-Byard


Born in Bangkok Thailand, Monika now resides and paints in Ontario, Canada with her husband and now 3 year old son as well as her new furbaby Atlas the cat.

Fascinated by Myth, Folklore and symbolism at an early age, Monika paints enchanting faeries, the stories of dreams and creatures, enjoyed around the world by both adults and children alike.

Primarily self taught, she finds most of her inspiration through nature and her dreams.  Travel and culture are also major inspirations having travelled and lived around the world from Thailand and the Bahamas to Austria and British Columbia.

Monika's paintings are mostly done with watercolours.  Her favourites being Schmincke, Windsor and Newton and Daniel Smith on hot pressed watercolour paper.  She also works with silverpoint and oils.

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