Monica Cohen

Monica Cohen was born in the Coquimbo Region of northern Chile. She began studying design as a teenager and refined her craft at the University of Chile.

She continued her education in the United States studying computer graphic design and traditional oil painting. In 2006, Monica was commissioned to create a pen and ink drawing of the first post office in Ellenville, New York. This would be the first of many historical drawings of the region.

The drawings, based on old postcards and photographs, unlocked a new facet of Monica's creativity. In 2008, she created another series of pen and ink drawings of the Village of New Paltz. Since then she has captured that same spirit in many other towns in the Catskill and Hudson Valley region.

Monica continues to perfect her technique as a multimedia artist. She has a renewed appreciation for her natural surroundings and the human condition, which inspires her to capture what she sees and feels in the moment.