Monique’s work has been shown and honored with awards at numerous exhibitions across the US including 2 museums and several universities. She also has also painted and exhibited in France and Italy. She has painted and been awarded in many plein air events and competitions. Her work is featured in Art Up Close shown at Art Basel, Miami, Art Expo NY, Spectrum Miami, Art Monaco, Architectural Digest fairs and in publications Art in America Guide 2016-17 and Art Up Close World Edition 2015-17. Monique Sarkessian creates oil, mixed media and encaustic wax paintings and salvaged sculptures.Monique’s mission is to show us though her paintings why we should appreciate our existence, enjoy the beautiful nature around us, understand the glory and importance of what we have, our families and friends and the mercy of God and His various gifts of love and humanity. There messages of eternal love, heavenly glory, relation to nature and its creatures can be found in Monique’s works. We are limited in our human understanding and seeing beyond the frontmost form into the essence is what she does best. Monique Sarkessian currently lives and works in Chester County with her studio in Spring City Mill Studios.