Monica Williams: Retrospective | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Monica Williams: Retrospective

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Monica Williams, most recently known for her achievements in portraiture, was a 1965 graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art. During her lifetime, she had numerous exhibits throughout the region including several one-person shows in the Baltimore/Annapolis area. Among her many awards, she received a Peabody Award for Design for two consecutive years.

Her expansive career ranged from works of pure abstraction to contemporary realism. Always one to embrace the new and exciting, she embarked on a mid-life career in computer illustration. After retiring from illustration, she was able to focus solely on her first love, portraiture. The same sensitivity apparent in her earliest work, even the most abstract of her pieces, carries through to her most recent portraits.

In her own words:
"It seems natural that as a painter of people, part of your own being is absorbed in the work. There is a communion established between the painter and the subjects in order to achieve success. My intent is to see and explore what lies beyond the pictorial surface to characterize our union with each other."