Where it All Began

Brushed Monkey was founded in 2007 out of Donnie’s garage. As you can imagine, we very quickly outgrew the cramped space. Since the beginning Donnie has curated his team in an unconventional and inspired way, hiring true artists and teaching them the skills to become contractors. 

 

We are not just painters, we are artisans.

From there, Brushed Monkey never looked back.  Over the last twelve years, Donnie's vision has cascaded into an award-winning, person-focused team. Together we have built a painting business unlike anything else in Minnesota.  Our expert crew’s skills go far beyond perfectly painting your walls.  We create beautiful faux finishes, fine venetian plasters, and the most breathtaking custom murals. 

Our Awards

  • Best of Houzz Service Award of 2018

  • Best Painting Contractors of 2020 by Minneapolis Award Program

  • Best Painters of Minneapolis 2015 & 2016 by Best Businesses

Meet Our Artists

Brushed Monkey specializes in refinement, from painting walls ceilings and faux finishes to cabinets and trim enamel and more.

When it comes to our crew, many are semi-professional artists too. So, if original Minnesotan art is what you’re looking for, then original Minnesotan art is what you’ll get.

DONNIE

After spending 25 years in the hospitality and construction industries Donnie wanted to change the world with his art.. However, he fell in love with a white wall painted really well & changing the world by providing opportunities to others. He founded Brushed Monkey on the principal that his company should have a positive impact in as many areas as possible, from end-product quality, to employee compensation, to minimizing impact on the environment. Make the world a better place, one brush stroke at a time.

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marion

Marion is wise far beyond her years. Intuitive and intelligent, she is a fantastic Project Lead. She loves making art and fixing houses. She adores her two cats.

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caleb

Caleb is from Bemidji, MN and joined Brushed Monkey over 3 years ago. He is our tech wiz, client consultant, and can sling a brush (or paint sprayer) as needed too! He specializes in oil portraits on wood board in his off time.

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john casey

John Casey is originally from California (tubular dude!) He has 2 cats and a dog. He believes in painting his own reality.

julie

Julie is one of our best! With a degree in interior design, she has an eye for color and taste. She's kind and hardworking, qualities appreciated by coworkers and clients alike.

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Emily

Emily manages many of our spray finish projects and is great at her job! She enjoys playing with her dogs and reading books on spirituality. She also likes drawing, painting, and making collages.

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Andrew

Andrew is consistent and hard-working. Having graduated with a degree in graphic design he makes an excellent addition to our team.

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Lucas

Lucas is super swell. He's a magnificent painter with many years of experience, but you should also see him throw a disc, as he loves to play frisbee golf in his spare time. 

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Greg

Greg has an MFA in sculpture from the NYAA and has been working with us for over 4 years! He enjoys portraiture and refinishing antique furniture. He is our own Fix-it Felix, able to handle anything a project throws at him.

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Bert

Originally from Yuma, Arizona. Bert came aboard two year ago. He paints acrylic and does lettering. He also specializes in keeping us sane around the shop, keeping us organized and on track.

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Trevon

Trevon Bio Here.

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sHOP dOGS

Gino Salvador Dogi, Stella, and Roxy. The coolest shop dogs, specializing in sniffs and tail-wagging. Everyone's favorite co-workers!

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DEREK B

Derek is a licensed general contractor who brings a lifetime of experience with him. He is even keel and provides stability to our company. Keeping our company on track to meet our goals.

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DEREK W

Derek grew up painting for his family's painting company and has spent his life perfecting the art of it. Having done work around the country his work is consistently spot on. armed with his expertise and wealth of knowledge there isn't a project he can't tackle, no matter the obstacles.

November Walk Home

November Walk Home

Monotype 11” x 15”

Kyle

Kyle

Charcoal 6' x 4'

Silk Web

Silk Web

Charcoal on Bristol 11" x 14"

Concentration

Concentration

Colored Pencil

Josef

Josef

Colored Pencil

Lucky Charms

Lucky Charms

Colored Pencil

Menace

Menace

Generously Salted

Generously Salted

Exposed, Self-Portrait

Exposed, Self-Portrait

No 4

No 4

Oil on Wood

No 8

No 8

Oil on Wood

No 2

No 2

Oil on Wood

cOMMISSION aN aRTIST

Where Yarn Comes From

Where Yarn Comes From

Copic Marker/ Color pencil 11" x 14"

Trail Snack

Trail Snack

Digital

No 9

No 9

Oil on Wood

No 11

No 11

Oil on Wood

No 14

No 14

Oil on Wood

No 6

No 6

Oil on Wood

Dog

Dog

Watercolor

Abstract

Abstract

Abstract 2

Abstract 2

Lust

Lust

Color Pencil

Same Difference

Same Difference

Color Pencil

No. 2

No. 2

Oil on Wood

 

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