Anna Monica, St. John's, Newfoundland

Anna Monica Murphy, born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, recently returned from living in Europe following the completion of her International Business degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is a self-taught fine art painter, primarily working with watercolours and acrylics.

Through balancing elements of both natural and material iconic Newfoundland symbols, the focus of Anna Monica’s current work is to capture the communion between nature and culture. By displaying the two segments in harmony, the work attempts to map the viewer from the vernacular perception of nature versus nurture, and toward a recognition of their unified existence.