Cincy is Creative: Monique Brent finds inspiration in melodies, translates music into painting

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati and the greater Tri-State region are home to people who excel in artistic and other creative disciplines. Each week, we’ll focus on a creative individual who is bringing new perspectives to our lives and enriching our cultural diversity.

Monique Brent paints because she loves bringing her ideas to life. And her head is full of ideas. She sketches them out along with notes about what she is feeling, then waits until the right time to bring them to life.

Sometimes the painting itself will come together in a few days. But this only happens after she has spent months or years thinking about the best way to execute the idea. Part of the process involves collecting dozens of images she can use as possible references.

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