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  • “"Big Bay Beach"”

    Capturing waves in Whitefish Bay. Soft blues with a pale yellow sun fading in the distance into a tranquil, peaceful world. ***This painting is for purchase at "Just Goods" on Oakland Ave. in Shorewood, WI 24'X30" Acrylic, gessoed, No frame

  • “"Starry Night"”

    The depth of this deep blue gessoed piece on canvas reaches out capturing a reflection of the evening sky! 4'X3' Framed, gold, double matted

  • “"Double Pinks" ”

    Feather like detail, intricate yet soft describes this large red flower piece. 12"X20" Natural frame, no matt

  • “"Red Beauty"”

    Exquisite brilliant red flower! Too hot to touch! 18"X24" Acrylic, double black matt, black frame

  • “"Alabaster"”

    Lipizzan horse leaps with a flash of lighting! Strong and beautiful! 27"X20" Dark frame, double matted

  • “"Circa Queen"”

    Pretty Lady with a big heart from the 40's....may catch your eye! Valentines for any occasion or season! $275.00 15"X12" Watercolor, Intricate Gold Frame,Matted

  • “"People on the Beach"”

    Turquoise and soft defines this tranquil scene of white waves of subtle blues and white..soft.... 2'X2.5' Gold Frame, Matt.

  • “"Roho Red"”

    Bold beauty in acrylic surrounded by green...attractive in any room... 12"X12" Unframed

  • “"Fantasy Forest"”

    Enjoy Lake Park in July....take a walk through the forest of bright colors, deep into the woods...listen to the waves of Lake Michigan! Acrlic, Oil on Gesso. 24"X20" Silver Frame

  • “"By The Sea"”

    Painted on the Coast of England with strong pale colors. Done in watercolors. 12"X12" Framed gold, watercolor, mat

  • “"At Water"”

    Plein Aire on a beach in Shorewood on a summer day! Sunny and bright verycontempory piece! 24"X24" Acrylic, Unframed

  • “:Silent Colors"”:Silent Colors

    Colorful wood duck with a strong definition of detail scene on the bird! 14"X19" Framed, Watercolor, double matted

  • “"Plum Beauty" ”

    Do you like the color purple? You'll love this painting! 14"X19" no frame, watercolor

  • “"Blue's Edge"”

    Bursting with vibrant cornflower blue on a subdued background, draws you in to to a bold blue flower. Please see complimentary painting of "Blues Calm". 20"X24" Acrylic, Black Frame, No Mat

  • “"Dancing Flowers" ”

    Simple, yet elegant best describes this colorful vase flowers in red , pink and yellow! Watercolor, gold frame, double matt. 20"X24" Double matt, gold frame

  • “"Safron Beauty"”

    Enveloped by intricate green leaves, yellow mama finch nesting in tree feeds her babies. Prints Only, choose size Canvas wrapped around, no frame

  • “"Mahogany"”

    Performing, mahogany horse, braided mane brings him into wide view. Soft hues of sage. blue & yellow defines the bold equistrian reflection. 21"X24" Acrylic & Oil, Frame deep brown, double matt

  • “"Fantasy Flowers in Red"”

    Minutiae, small details define exciting intricacies conveying artistic expressions of breathtaking color! Looking for a portrayal of large bouquet, look no more! 4'X5' Framed, Black, double mat.

  • “"Seascape"”

    Alluring bright colors of sun and waterscape entices you into this great sea of tranquility! 2.5'X2.5' Acrylic on Canvas, no frame.

  • “"Woodducks Calm"”

    This duck was found amist several mallards on icy pond in southeastern Wisconsin. Refusing to allow him to eat, I feed him myself, within two days flew to safer grounds. Watercolor. 14"X19" double matted, black frame

  • “"Buttercups"”

    Amazing detail, rich colors enhance every stroke of this impressive flower! Soft, gentle and delicate come to mind when taking in this beauty! 24"X20" Acrylic on Canvas, Black Frame, no mat

  • “"Lily"”

    Great popping colors of reds, pinks, sage on a soft pallette backdrop. Oriental lily...Please look at both Grace & Lily. . 23"X23" Black Frame, no mat

  • “"Hunters Delight"”

    Beautiful bay horse, red jacketed rider! Enjoy breathtaking, bountiful country landscape, trees, fences, rolling hills in plain sight! Soft backdrop of pale white, blue sky's, greens and browns hunting dog leads the way. Available: Prints Only. 18"X12" Small, No Frame, Canvas wrapped 36"X18" Large (choice of size) Canvas wrapped, No frame.

  • “"Blues Calm"”

    Bursting vibrant cornflower blue on a subdued background, draws you in to to a bold blue flower. Complimentary painting of "Blues Edge". 20"X24" Acrylic, Black Frame, No Mat

  • “"Christi Lyn"”

    Silky, supple evolving from a pattern of definite destinction of beauty! Watercolor strokes on a pale background speaks to you.. 12"X12" Watercolor,canvas, no frame

  • “"Blue Fixation"”

    Searching for a large painting with a bold 'Wow!' statement? Consider this strong blue textured piece with a contemporary feel! Gessoed paper in acrylic. 46"X36" Detailed,Gold Frame, Matted

  • “"Horizon"”

    Softness on large canvas, no frame...this painting exudes peace and tranquility. Light reflecting blues, whites, pale yellow shows calm and depth... 4'X2" Acrylic, no frame

  • “"Grace"”

    Flowing, brilliant, yet peaceful only a lilly can betray, defines this work. The colors of reds, pinks, greens on a soft pale pallet draws you in...Acrylic 27"X27" Black Frame, no mat

  • “"Transforming Sea"”

    Waves bewitching, dazzling taking you into their very depths! Bright, Bold, Deep Blues with Captivating Golds capture the sea's rolling waters portraying soothing waters.... 43"X34" Framed, Silver Wide Double Matted

  • “"Morning Rise"”

    Soft, detailed, destinctly delicate, gentle waves with sun in the distance. Take in blues, touching colors of horizon, while relaxing ...hear the waves...smell the clean air and water! 16"X38" Framed, Brushed Gold, Wide Double Matted


    This is a popular, fun, bright, inviting, vibrant red and green flower done in acrylic. Large brush strokes, making attractive impact for any room! 10"X10" Unframed

Monnie Holmes

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Contact Info
250 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, Wi 53202

(414) 739-7299

artist bio

Education - studied at UWM Milwaukee and Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee and local artists.

Monnie's paintings have been shown at Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI with connections in the US and Europe. The Cedarburg Art Center also displays her work, as well as, upscale restaurants in Milwaukee.

Monnie is the fifth generation of private business owners following her talented grandfather, and mother were owners of an Interior Design Shop and paint shops. Her's is the result of fifth generation artistic talent.

artist statement

Monnie Holmes, a gifted local artist creates beauty with brushstrokes. Sharing acrylic and watercolor paintings with others she follows in the footsteps of her grandfather who was a master at painting murals in homes, business buildings and churches. Her other grandfather wrote for the New York Times and owned a newspaper.

Painting original scenes of seascapes, waterfowl, and flowers, she grants her patrons art that is easy on the eye. Unique phrases as Fantasy Flowers, Mahogany and Horizon adorn her creations and invite the guest who views her work to enjoy an artistic feast she creates to share. Taking we the viewers to faraway magical places, she paints in traditional, pastoral and contemporary themes.

Drawing us in, Monnie spreads spontaneity celebrating the world with each stroke. Like a caring friend, she calms us through peaceful relaxing scenes. Welcoming us on her sojourn, we travel to exotic places into colorful, warm creations.