Meet MONICA SHULMAN

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Monica Shulman is an award winning photographer and mixed media artist who brings her love of color and her personal style to all she creates.

I believe in the power of art to transform a space, to create a moment, and most importantly, to evoke emotion, beauty and authenticity.    Guided by intuition, I embrace “happy accidents” and approach each piece, whether a photograph or original abstract art, as an experiment.

Influenced by my creative family, as a kid I became obsessed with art, color and design.  I spent a lot of my childhood in Argentina where my grandparents gave me every material to work with from water color to clay.  As a teenager I fell in love with painting at a local art studio near my hometown on Long Island, NY, and on weekends, my dad, an amateur photographer, taught me how to develop photos in the basement of our home.  What began as a lifelong hobby evolved into a career nearly ten years ago when I decided to leave my job as a lawyer to work as an artist.

Creating and making art is my passion. As a photographer I love to watch the light, find new colors, imagine a scene or a moment in black and white, and to seek out details in the world around me.  As a painter, my abstract work is often inspired by my photos and is an exploration of shape, shadow and light.  I live for texture and layering bold colors in my work and my personal style. My paintings are energetic and playful and they reflect my interest in flawed beauty rather than perfection. I also bring my artistic vision to my work shooting commissioned portraits with families in New York City, the Hamptons and Westchester.  I truly enjoy capturing moments through my lens to be cherished for a lifetime.

After living and working in New York City for almost 15 years I’ve recently moved to the Hudson Valley.  I live with my husband and our two young children, who are the loves of my life and my greatest inspirations.  I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love and it would be an honor to work with you.  I hope you find something here to inspire you.

LET'S WORK TOGETHER!

Since the beginning of my career as an artist, I have had the pleasure of working with private collectors, television producers, interior designers, bloggers, real estate developers, galleries, curators, art dealers, and shop owners.  If you would like to work together or collaborate on a project, please email me at monica@monicashulman.com.  I can't wait to hear from you!

PAINTING COMMISSIONS

I love to create custom commissioned pieces for my clients.  I will work with you to create an original painting based on your preferred color scheme and size requirement.  My photography prints are also available in custom sizes, using different papers and mounting options.  I would love to work with you to find the perfect piece for your space.