Monica van der Mars' Profile
Monica van der Mars
I have been creating art with paint, beads, fabric, and found objects since I was a child. My mother Gunda, born in Sweden, filled our home with sewing, knitting, and various creative projects. I grew up in the Netherlands, my father's native country. At age twelve, I sold my first pair of beaded earrings at a street market in Amsterdam. I've enjoyed creating and selling my work ever since. In 1983, I moved to Montana to join my older brother. I soon fell in love with this beautiful state and and stayed to pursue a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Montana. Currently, I live and work in Missoula, Montana, with my husband.
My work consists of stained and recycled glass pieces, combined with various glass, stone, and metal beads. Some of…
- Born on October 2
- Joined March 7, 2009