Acylic portrait artist Monica de Gastyne was born in Virginia in 1984. She grew up in Springfield with her three sisters and their mother. Ms. de Gastyne keeps her maiden name for her artwork to honor the heratige from which her talents came. She was in the 1st grade when she began drawing And profiting from detailed portraits. Since then, she has experimented with many different media, settled on acrylics, and is well underway to perfecting her technique, style, and signature.
Monica gained a firm foundation in drawing early on. She uses an approach to drawing the light rather than the object, granting the ability to draw just about anything she sees. She is self taught beyond her high school art education.
Ms. de Gastyne's work has been exhibited in Artomatic 2012, RAW Artists of DC July exhibition, and the Backlash exhibition for SOHO20 Gallery in New York City. She is participating in Create A Cure to honor Connie O'Mara and her ongoing battle with Cancer, as well as the late Jim Collins.
Come out tonight to see Monica and the other amazing Create A Cure artists! <3