Friday, July 16, 2010


BONJOUR, I am Shirley Monestier, an African American artist who lives in Bordeaux, France with hubby, Jean-Marie. This blog is my maiden voyage and, hopefully, I will be successful in navigating the blog cyberspace.

My passion is to create colorful and interesting artworks -- never repeating a piece twice. I love to face a blank canvas, put on some colors, let my creative juices flow and "give it a go." Creating in this manner is a total joy and fun journey for me. In everything there is shape and form, you just have to look for it. I search for these and when they are found -- I paint them!!

Besides my passion for painting, I love to travel the world, meet interesting people, check out cultures, prepare great cuisine and enjoy a great bottle of Bordeaux wine.

I am very interested in meeting other creative artists who will share painting experiences, views and tips.

Thanks for entering my blog. Wish me success in blogging. Please feel welcome to leave your comments and views.

Shirley Monestier


  1. Hey Shirley, Your work is so very colorful. What are you working on now? I wish you all the success in the world.

  2. love it Shirley. it is really wonderful.
    David and I will be in France next week. We are doing are home trade in Paris, and will be visiting our hosts in Burgunday & onto Normandy. Will we be anywhere near you????

    keep up the great work, its wonderful!
    susan wiseman