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Plein air painting on the Chicago Riverwalk
2019 Plein air painting on the Chicago Riverwalk

Imagine It In Watercolors Originals, commissions, and prints

Welcome!! Thank you for visiting. I am a watercolor artist in Chicago’s historic West Loop. Inspired by my city, daily life, nostalgia, and imagination, I create transportive artworks using the versatility of my favorite medium, watercolors. Original paintings and prints are available online. For a custom painting, I invite you to visit this page for some ideas and to contact me for commissioned artwork

A walk through the woods

Arches hard press paper

A Walk in the Forest - Watercolor Painting for Sale by Monika Arturi

As a child, I spent a lot of time walking through the woods. If you have too, you may understand what I mean when I say the forest is a single being. You sense this stronger when alone, and maybe even more in the dark, under the moonlight. You are in awe.

Prints & Originals Ready to ship

Browse old and new watercolor paintings in my shop.

Commission a Watercolor Painting

Contact me to commission a watercolor painting.

Sketch Chicago! An AirBnB Experience

Join us in 2022 to sketch Chicago’s downtown.

Tips Read my blog

See new work, read tips, and get updates on my experience.

A favorite book

The Spirit of the Brush Chinese Brush Painting Techniques: Simplicity, Spirit, and Personal Journey

Paperback published in 2017 – Sungsook Setton learned ink painting techniques from Chinese and Korean masters in her native South Korea; now she brings them to you in this book.

Looking for a unique anniversary gift?

A unique anniversary gift

Commission a Watercolor Painting

A commissioned watercolor painting is a unique anniversary gift that will be cherished for generations. Whether you choose a scene from the ceremony, or something different, this painting will be an unexpected and loved gift.

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