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Monika Hilleary
Sedona, AZ

About the Artist

Monika Hilleary started her art career as a portrait photographer but quickly fell in love with high-end architectural photography work while living in the foothills of Colorado. There she was recognized as one of the states foremost architectural, publication and commercial photographers. In addition to her commercial work, she regularly explored the beauty of the landscape and with the many stunning captures, went on to own three galleries in several mountain resort towns. In total contrast, she then spent a number of years in Tauranga, New Zealand, and before settling permanently in Sed…

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About the Artist

Monika Hilleary started her art career as a portrait photographer but quickly fell in love with high-end architectural photography work while living in the foothills of Colorado. There she was recognized as one of the states foremost architectural, publication and commercial photographers. In addition to her commercial work, she regularly explored the beauty of the landscape and with the many stunning captures, went on to own three galleries in several mountain resort towns. In total contrast, she then spent a number of years in Tauranga, New Zealand, and before settling permanently in Sedona, Arizona, divided her time between New Zealand and Sedona

Infused with inspiration from the richly pigmented red rocks of her current home as well as the azure illuminated oceans of her previous, these intimate connections with her surroundings have continued to fuel her passion, Monika’s latest style of fine art photography is captured in an abstracted painterly fashion, regularly confused with that of contemporary impressionistic paintings.

Monika’s award winning work can be found around the globe with residential and commercial installations in England, Spain, Germany, France, New Zealand and Peru as well as nationwide in the US.

Monika Hilleary started her art career as a portrait photographer but quickly fell in love with high-end architectural photography work while living in the foothills of Colorado. There she was recognized as one of the state's foremost architectural, publication and commercial photographers. In addition to her commercial work, she regularly explored the beauty of the landscape and with the many stunning captures, went on to own three galleries in several mountain resort towns. In total contrast, she then spent a number of years in Tauranga, New Zealand before settling permanently in Sedona, Arizona, divided her time between New Zealand and Sedona

Infused with inspiration from the richly pigmented red rocks of her current home as well as the azure illuminated oceans of her previous, these intimate connections with her surroundings have continued to fuel her passion, Monika’s latest style of fine art photography is captured in an abstracted painterly fashion, regularly confused with that of contemporary impressionistic paintings.

Monika’s award-winning work can be found around the globe with residential and commercial installations in England, Spain, Germany, France, New Zealand, and Peru as well as nationwide in the US.

Artist’s Work

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Aerie I

By Monika Hilleary

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Aerie IV

By Monika Hilleary

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Aerie II

By Monika Hilleary

Light from within
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Light From Within

By Monika Hilleary

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Aerie V

By Monika Hilleary

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Aerie III

By Monika Hilleary

Selected Exhibitions

  • Maggie Awards - Main Contributing Photographer for Rocky Mountain Media
    Steamboat Springs & Vail , Colorado, 2003
  • Maggie Awards - Main Contributing Photographer for Rocky Mountain Media
    Steamboat Springs & Vail , Colorado, 2002
  • Maggie Awards - Main Contributing Photographer for Rocky Mountain Media
    Steamboat Springs & Vail , Colorado, 2001
  • Maggie Awards - Main Contributing Photographer for Rocky Mountain Media
    Steamboat Springs & Vail , Colorado, 2000
  • Art in the Park
    Winter Park, Colorado, 2000

Press and Accolades

  • Noise Art Scene
    March, 2011
  • Kudos
    March, 2011
  • Kudos
    April, 2012

Education

  • Red Rocks Community College, Advanced Photoshop
    Golden, CO,2005 
  • Winona School of Professional Photography, NA
    Winona, IN,1985 
  • Clarke/Loras College, Associates
    Dubuque, IA,1980