Monica Ramirez is the founder of Mona Lucy’s Art and creator of the art shown on site and provided as custom orders. Monica has made a home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in 2017, moving from her original hometown of Chicago. The name “Mona Lucy” came from her childhood name of Mona and her middle name Lucille.
Monica started with sketches and creative activities when just a girl. As a young adult, her creativity blossomed in an activities position in a nursing home. Thriving in the healthcare setting, she pursued a career in the field, advancing as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in local and regional management. It was during her last position as a Director of Operations for a hospice organization that her original artistic passion returned through creative work with dying patients. Inspired, she studied art therapy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, becoming a Certified Art Therapist. Monica created an educational program, Art Therapy for the Soul, for lay and professional audiences, to help spread the good word of art as a balm for the sick and the well.
Pursuing her passion full-time upon arriving in Sturgeon Bay is a dream come true for Monica. She brings her passion to her studio every day, honing her skills (and listening to her favorite disco music). Monica works in multiple mediums including oil, acrylic, and watercolors. Hobbies include: wood crafting, clay, pencils, chalk, golf, and bowling.
Thank you to Cynthia Germain my partner, my inspiration, and my biggest fan, whom without her I would not be able to “live my dream”, everyday.