About the Artist
Monique Morin Matson is a self-taught scratchboard and miniature artist located on a farm in rural Oregon. Through the support of her loving husband and two children, Monique created Safyre Studios in 2010 and developed her art into her profession.
In January 2014, Monique was feeling uninspired with the mediums she was working with, when her son introduced her to scratchboard. Without supplies, Monique fabricated tools from needles and wine corks and began her work.
Since then, Monique has expanded her studio, creating artwork that is internationally collected, spanning over eleven countries. Drawing inspiration from the diversity of nature and wildlife, Monique creates realism scratchboard art. She plans to continue producing high-quality miniature scratchboards with the hopes of incorporating larger artwork.
Active member of the
International Society of Scrathcboard Artists