Cecil County Arts Council: How did you get into art?

Monique Bartolomey: Actually, the arts have always been a part of my life, whether it was drama, dancing, singing, painting, etc. I guess I am a right brain hemisphere-type personality.

CCAC: What type of art do you create?

MB: Right now, my interest and focus is called “acrylic pouring.” I happened to stumble on this on YouTube. I was fascinated by the techniques and the breathtaking results. No two pours will ever be the same — that’s what makes it so unique. I am currently doing my pours on canvas, vases and jewelry for sale and commission.

CCAC: Who are your artistic inspirations?

MB: I would have to say God! When you look at all of His creations like the ocean, sunsets, meadows, landscapes, etc., you can’t help but be inspired!

CCAC: What do you enjoy about your work?

MB: I really enjoy the element of surprise. Once you pour the painting onto canvas you really don’t know what you’re going to get, but you know it’s going to be fabulous. I also enjoy seeing how my pours inspire others, whether mentally or emotionally.

CCAC: What is your favorite piece?

MB: I don’t have just one favorite piece because they are all so unique. That’s why we call our business “Uniquely yours,” because no two pieces will ever be the same.

CCAC: What would you like to do next?

MB: Right now, to continue to grow our “Uniquely yours” business and continue to bring joy to our “Uniquely yours” customers.

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