MoNique LeRoux is a Texas native, with French Creole heritage and is the only child to two US Army veteran parents, mostly raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She is also a US Navy veteran, ex law enforcement officer and former firefighter. The latter is the career in which her fascination with chemistry grew and flourished into the unique combination of fire, resin and the chemistry of her artistic process. In 2016 LeRoux boxed up her last uniform and moved back to Houston to pursue her passion in art. Shortly after, her art career was born and MoNique LeRoux Art was established. As an advocate for mental health, PTSD awareness and inspiring others with her daily mantra and movement, "Stop Doing Things You Don't Like,” LeRoux Believes empathy and compassion is the way to grow and love. LeRoux teaches art therapy paint sessions and works with veterans through volunteering, commissioned artwork, hosts her own podcast called “Perspective of an Artists”, collaborations and now creative film making such as shorts and documentaries.