Marie Monahan












Marie Monahan is a resident of Old Bridge. She retired as a NYC secondary social studies teacher in 1996, serving 35 years in East Harlem and Staten Island, NY. She has studied Japanese sumi-e, watercolor, colored pencil, and pastel painting. She especially gives thanks to all of her instructors: Ann Curley, Nancy Gawron, Caroline Klein, Jane Lux, Virginia Morgiello, Sangita Phadke, and Gina Torello, for their inspiration and encouragement.


Marie is an Associate Member of the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, NJ, and the New Jersey Watercolor Association. Her pastels and other artwork have been accepted at the juried art exhibit at Brookdale Community College and at the Guild. In 2009, she won an award for her pastels at the Middletown Art Center. Her focus is varied and includes landscapes, florals, portrait, and still-life paintings.