Travels - Sri Lanka
The labelling of Monique Lucas as an Island style retail brand is not merely down to the drawings of nature, organisms and scenes from islands across the world; but, additionally, to the contentment Monique feels whilst in such places. Crabs, Daiquiris and Woman on the Beach are a few of the many prints Monique designed from her travels: from life on the Isle of Wight to excursions across the globe. In the summer of 2018, Monique and a group of her friends took a rustic train through mountains and countryside to visit historical sites and meet wonderful people. She found much of the inspiration she still uses today through this trip. The way in which architecture was paired with colour in Kandy created comfort and motivation she desired to exist within her products. This lead to a series of prints, The Kandy Collection, which can be found on the Prints section of her website. As is evident in her works, Monique desires her simply wonderful designs and colours to give homes a similar vibrancy in emotion that she felt whilst in Kandy.