Mona Frey was born in Bareilly, a city near the foothills of the Himalayas in North India. While Mona admired art growing up, it wasn’t until her early thirties that her casual appreciation turned into absolute fascination.
Mona served on the Board of Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and was the representative for International Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania before she moved to Amsterdam in The Netherlands in September 2021. At times sales from Mona’s artwork have supported humanitarian causes. Mona has volunteered at the award-winning nonprofit, Chess Without Borders for which she was awarded The President’s Volunteer Service Award from the White House in the US.
Her paintings have been juried in several international watercolor exhibitions. She has won awards including the Honorable award for International Pyrenees Watercolor Exhibition in France, Third Place in portraits, and Second place in Still Life for Watercolorium International Exhibition in Russia.