Harriet Monzon-Aguirre is a visual artist painting out of Bahia Studios in Safety Harbor. She spent her formative years on the Caribbean island of Barbados and was involved in the arts scene from a very young age. Harriet continued her liberal arts education in New Mexico, then Indiana. After completing a Master of Fine Art from Newcastle University in 2011, Harriet eventually found her way to Tampa Bay. She put her artistic career on hold while raising a family. Now she is building her portfolio and connecting with her surroundings through paint. When she is not painting, Harriet explores galleries and exhibitions with her three young children and writes about the experiences for her blog. She believes exposure to the arts is an important part of child development and hopes to encourage other families to enjoy the inspiring culture of Pinellas County and Florida to the fullest.