Teacher, Artist, Author Monica Batiste is the author and illustrator of Yoga for Little Bears (2014) Simply Yoga (2011) and Your Perfect Body (2011). Yoga for Little Bears was shortlisted for the Moreton Bay Innovation awards for its unique combination of Yoga and Emotional Intelligence. Monica has worked in the health industry for over 30 years and teaches yoga with a focus on self-esteem and personal development. Her books have received positive reviews by teachers, parents and health care providers from around the world. Monica studied health and fitness in Sydney and Brisbane. Creative Writing at Sunshine Coast University, Fine Art with Atelier in Brisbane, and Children’s book illustration and design at Balmoral Art College. She lives in North Brisbane with her lovely husband Andreas, and between them they have four beautiful daughters, and seven awesome grandchildren.
Art has always been her passion. from childhood drawing all day, to adulthood mixing it in with raising children and providing for her family. It is only in the last 10 years that Monica has had the opportunity to commit to becoming a professional artist and returned to art college to hone her skills. Her love is of traditional, contemporary, modern art. She loves to create illustrations for children, portraiture and figurative to tell a story. She uses oil on canvas, and gouache on paper.