...a simple quote that inspires nationally accomplished artist Monica Tookes to create art that is both timeless and widely unique. Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Monica Tookes is skillfully sketching her signature across the nation’s artistic canvas by creating images that capture and express human emotions and stimulates the imagination. Monica truly defines art by creating an appetite for what would have otherwise gone unnoticed.
Her acrylic paintings show her desire toward revealing some of the most intimate experiences in life. Her paintings have been called ‘a refreshing collage of images that stir the imagination’. The passion that lies behind each work she creates is evident and increasingly unique. Her artwork reflects energy of movement over the canvas. Bold color and heavy texture highlights her style and unique ability to convincingly entice viewers closer to her works.
Monica Tookes is a highly celebrated artist. She has been featured in many solo exhibits at Galleries, Museums, Art Festivals, and Privately Orchestrated Events all across the country. Monica has been able to captivate her audience during live performance paintings alongside musical talent such as Najee, Janelle Monae and Raheem Devaughn, to name a few. Her work is rhythmic and emotional carrying her skill as an abstract artist to unprecedented heights.
Some of Tookes’ success has come from commissions from both private and corporate collectors. Her painting “Believe, the Power Is In You” was chosen by the American Red Cross to be instilled at their new donor center in Atlanta, GA. It will also be used in a national campaign to encourage more people to donate blood. Tookes’ work is widely collected all over the world. Her work is installed at many well established boutiques, restaurants, law firms, and businesses.
Monica has showed work in conjunction with brands such as the 93 PGA Championship, Seagram’s Gin, Bombay Sapphire and the W Hotels in Atlanta. In 2003, Monica’s painting, “Jammin with Me”, was selected by the Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs for the Jazz Festival Poster of the year.
This unique and talented artist has emerged and the art world will never be the same! See the extraordinary works by Monica Tookes for a visually stunning experience you’ll never forget!