Monarisa Monarisa, 26 years old, born in Japan, currently working in healthcare in Los Angeles. In October 2020, I started acrylic painting introduced by my best friend, and it became my hobby herapy. Discovering alternative self-identity as an artist feels like finding a new home where I can be true to myself and be in the moment. I am currently exploring different styles of acrylic painting which brings me joy and gratitude. During these difficult times with COVID-19, I hope my art can remind viewers that anyone can be an amazing artist.