I am a visual artist who lives and maintains a studio in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. I am not timid when painting intuitive abstractions. I follow my heart, listen to my instincts and let the work flow, whether I am developing an interesting texture, experimenting with a new color or taking advantage of the unexpected. I allow the paintings to reveal themselves through my process. There are moments when I get lost in my work. That’s when the magic happens and that’s when I know I am on to something. Concerns in my artwork spring from bits and pieces of my memory, family history, travel, the natural world, and above all, music. I continue to seek inspiration from my personal history upcycling my vinyl record collection into sculptures. My current medium of choice is venetian plaster and mixed media. The unique qualities of venetian plaster help me produce layered surfaces that reveal fragmented patterns and rich textures. At times, bold marks originate from visceral reactions to music.
Moonan received a BFA from The College of New Jersey. Her abstract works have been selected for numerous juried, invitational, solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States including Connecticut, New York and Texas.