Founded in 2007 out of Donnie's garage, we quickly outgrew our space. Donnie approached this industry with a novel idea, bring on actual artists.

We never looked back from there. Donnie's vision has cascaded into an award-winning, person focused, team building painting business unlike anything else in MN.

It didn't take long before Brushed Monkey became an award-winning and highly sought after painting company. Best of Houzz 2018, Best of Minneapolis 2015 & 2016, A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and much more!

Over a decade of sensational reviews and results have helped us become one of the best painting companies in the greater Twin Cities, from straight painting to plaster and even murals!


Scroll below to meet our team of amazing people and artists, see their artwork and request a commission, or contact us for a free quote for your next painting project!


Our Artists

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

Many members of our crew are semi-professional artists as well, if you are looking for original Minnesotan art for your home click the links below to request artwork from one of our team members!



Donnie spent 25 years in the hospitality & construction industries. He dreamed of changing 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.


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.

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.

Shop Dogs

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


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Hannah was born and raised right here in Minnesota. She strives for perfection and we are so glad she is a part of our crew. She loves pets of all kinds and adores her pet snake.


Contact Artist

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Our Painters can paint because we have talented painters who paint for a living. 

Painters like ours beat other painters at painting paint-able things. 

We paint possible, because we are painters. 

If you hire our painters the painters you get will be the pest painters in the painting industry.

Our painters are all employees and these painters have living wages and take pride in their jobs as painters.