John Brock Art Alcove

John Brock Art Alcove


January 2024

January’s featured artist in the John Brock Art Alcove is Harriet Monzon-Aguirre!

oil painting of flamingos Harriet Monzon-Aguirre was born in England but spent her early childhood and formative years in the Caribbean island of Barbados. She earned scholarships to study an International Baccalaureate at the United World College (UWC-USA) in New Mexico and a Bachelor’s degree at Earlham College, Indiana, before completing her Master of Fine Art from Newcastle University in the UK. Her international background and education has greatly influenced her artistic practice and left a colorful imprint. Harriet moved to Tampa Bay in 2011, and has been a resident of Safety Harbor for the past six years. During this time she set aside her artistic practice and put her attention on family. Harriet’s reignited ambition is to become a prominent artist in the Tampa Bay area by painting oil reflections of the Florida landscapes and seascapes, and to capture the inherent beauty in her surroundings. She is currently a member of the Dunedin Fine Art Center, and her work is on permanent display at the Tides Market in downtown Safety Harbor.

oil painting of water and sky

If you would like to apply to have your art featured in the John Brock Art Alcove, please email