Welcome to Mona Youssef Art Gallery. This website is an online gallery presenting International and qualified artists selected by Mona Youssef to exhibit their artwork in professional and reputable exhibitions around the world. To visit my personal online gallery, please click on this link
Mona Youssef Art Gallery is presenting artists from 24 countries at ArtMonaco, French Riviera (Monaco), France
Having embraced art since childhood it became my life passion. First oil painting was sold at age of 12 and this profound passion is behind the long lasting career which enabled me to widen out, through the innovative years, until my realism paintings became international landmark. Some of my art collectors are from Royal families and one of them is The former Prime minister of Canada Pierre E. Trudeau who was, along with her Majesty the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, in one of my paintings the “Canadian Constitution Acts” 1982 on which I received a thank you letter from Mr. Trudeau 1999 expressing how proud he was to hang it in his home. This painting entered the history of Canada so did in UK’s where the Medias wrote about.
Persisting to walk in the path of art, I pursued my education and obtained a B.F.A. majored in interior and exterior design and received a scholarship. In addition to several Colleges degrees (Diplomas and Certificates), I had studied Desktop Publishing with honor Award, Digital Media, Commercial Arts and received numerous awards Nationally and Internationally for my paintings. One of the Awards is “The Leonardo Award” on the painting “The Heart of winter”. As well, another International Award has been named after my name “The Mona Youssef-Leonardo Da Vinci Award” which has been given to artists who demonstrate the power of focus and have high quality artwork mastering their styles
My profile has appeared in many local, National and International publications, magazines and catalogs, where viewers have recognized the special depth found in the energetic paintings as a result of the extensive and various previous experiences worked as interior/exterior designer, graphic designer, commercial artist, layout artist as well, created architectural presentations and designs included drafting and levations from blue prints. I've also worked as a jurist for numerous International exhibitions. While having held different jobs, yet, I has been always painting and hanging on my walls or storing in studio. Though having assisted numerous art organizers, recommending artists, jury artwork, and editing/writing contracts and curating but my efforts were behind the scene. Today, I am an independent gallerist and curator.
Believing that art is to love for art is a manifestation of love, loving nature around us and people we share our world with, I have extended my communications worldwide and been moderating groups of thousands of members; artists, art lovers, collectors, dealers and galleries where found myself freely, working as an art consultant. This enabled me to be acquainted with all parties’ goals and understand their needs. Having gained the trust of the public, today, I am taking the role of a gallerist to assist my fellow artists and get them receive the exposure they deserve and to work, hand in hand, with professional and reputable art organizers. “Being a professional artist makes me a qualified gallerist, so yes I am ready.”
"As a Canadian Journalist, I have written about many noteworthy subjects, catering to the interests of various communities. I am proud to have had the opportunity to appreciate the work of Canadian Artist, Mona Youssef, whose work transcends thoughts and imagination from the most simple of concepts. We human often overlook the most basic beauty that surrounds us every day. Through natural light and shadows, Mona has captured the essence or reality of objects on canvas so they are impossible to ignore. Often our life is composed of what our thoughts make it. Viewing her work has given me a different perspective in which to view life. The blazing color and intricate detail's expresses how life is to be enjoyed. Pride makes us do things well, but it's love that brings them to perfection. Mona has great love to create feelings as optimism and hope, to all who view her work."