Monique Schmaltz was born in Quebec City, moved to Calgary in 1973. She had training in clay work and attended the Alberta College of Art (1976 – 1978) studying painting & printmaking. After moving to Beiseker Alberta, Monique raised a family and continued through the years her interest in painting, drawing. She attended various workshops at ACAD, Red Deer College & MISSA. The "Call of The Raven Lady" brought my husband & I here to Ucluelet in 2014, our "creative home"... "Looking for inspiration from my own photographs, dream images, I am attracted by colour, texture , mark making and the spaces between shapes, it's a continuous process of representation of an image/ idea that my mind search for. It's all about the creative journey...” *images are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without the written permission of the artist.