"Meet Mary Monk of Abita Springs, Louisiana, a prolific plein air painter whose palette includes pastels. No matter the subject, mood and light are always the true focus of her paintings. Her choices of color and subject matter are influenced by growing up in the city and moving to the country to raise her family. Monk captures the many moods of Louisiana's lush landscapes, all painted out of doors with her tableau before her."
Hosted by James Fox-Smith of Country Roads Magazine and produced by Dorothy Kendrick, Art Rocks! is LPB’s weekly series that spotlights artists, performance, culture, literature, history and the impact of art in our world. It features Louisiana stories, as well as segments from PBS affiliates across the country. Current and past episodes are at www.lpb.org/artrocks. Art Rocks! The Series is underwritten by the West Baton Rouge Museum.