MONICA ISMAY HORN
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Born in Jamaica, Monica moved with her parents to Cornwall in 1956. Monica trained at Falmouth Art School, and the Royal College of Art; becoming an Associate in 1966 and winning the David Murray Scholarship for Landscape Painting in the same year.
An experienced teacher, Monica taught for Oxford Community Education and at degree level for St Clare’s Oxford. She has run and taught painting at summer schools in Oxford, Mull and locally at Tarr Steps. In 1997 she relocated to Exmoor to concentrate on her own painting. Monica usually works in Watercolours, Gouache and Acrylics, with occasional forays into Oils, Oil Pastels, and pastels.
Monica paintings are influenced by the environment of her native Jamaica, as well as the landscapes of Canada and Exmoor, where she now lives. She seeks to celebrate nature in her work, concentrating on the harmony of the natural world to achieve a rhythm and balance.
Monica has exhibited widely including at Royal Academy at the Summer Exhibition, the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford and The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts. Her drawing of Roger Opie hangs in New College, Oxford. A member North Hill Artists and of the Oxford Art Society, she has exhibited with galleries in Somerset, Devon, Oxfordshire, and Glasgow and demonstrated for several years in the materials tent at Art In Action, Oxford.