He taught art at a Secondary level school level for thirty two years. Monte continues to exhibit his art internationally after retirement.
Information about work style
His interests continue to vary in scope, from monumental murals to contemporary, abstract art, social issues and computer- generated images.
He especially likes to create texture in a variety of materials and believes there must
be strong, bold feelings in a work of art.
He explores the series by illustrating the concepts of portraying angels in swirling landscapes of vivid colors. Through all these unique works Monte creates a sense of viewing a new, yet relatable world. His work takes us back to our very beginnings, before written laws, received wisdom and force of habit all but shackled our individual creativity and freedom of expression. At the center of the dense storm of shape and color, he contrasts the extreme movement of the background with the stillness and drama of the figure. While the background can be read as representing past, present or future, the existence of the brilliantly embedded figure signals a rich interior.
Details about materials and techniques you use
A master of color, Monte is equally adept in his use of pure colour in his digital prints. He uses soft brown or black to neuter the surrounding cacophony of colors. The artist's intent is to block out the outside world in order to give the viewer space in which to roam freely. Monte's work impacts our senses, awakens our emotional memory, and empowers us to see the universe and beyond. He teaches us that a painting should not end on the canvas. It should encourage viewers to create worlds of their own. And, with each and every brushstroke, Monte's work allows us to do just that.
Which other artists and movements
His abstractionist style of work has been influenced by Mexican muralists and Emily Carr from British Columbia, Canada
Since 1962, Monte has shown his work in many private and public galleries, both nationally and internationally. After retirement in 1992, Monte pursued a full-time career in art.
His recent exhibitions are shown this summer in Milan, Italy. and Laguna, California. U.S.A.