Monique Day-Wilde

Monique started her career as a textile designer working in the hand weaving industry. During the course of her career as an artist, Monique has lectured in Bloemfontein and Johannesburg and given private classes wherever she’s lived. She’s completed many commissions, designed tapestries for the ‘Fibre Graphics’ solo exhibition at the SA Association of arts in Pretoria, and taken part in a number of group exhibitions over the years. The winner of the Art.b book arts competition in 2014, Monique has had 14 works selected as a finalist in The Vuleka Art Competition over a number of years (2nd place in 2016 and merit award in 2018) and been selected as a Finalist in the Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Tondo competition for the last six years. In 2021 she had a work selected as part of the top 100 Portraits in the South African Portrait Competition.


Monique has work in private collections in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Poland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.


The author/co-author of 14 books ‘How to’ art books, and 5 Adult colouring books, many of her books have been translated and distributed around the world, including Russia and China - all are published by Metz Press. Recently Monique completed an online workshop commissioned by, based in the Uk, for their membership.

 Recent Exhibitions:


‘In-Response Art of the Space Age’, Jan Rupert Art Centre, Graaff-Reinet

‘Diversity’, Rupert Museum, Stellenbosch

‘Vuleka’ Finalist Exhibition, Art.b Bellville

‘Solstice’, IS Art, Stellenbosch

‘The Grand’, Rust-en-Vrede, Durbanville

‘Ebb and Flow’, Fynarts Festival, Hermanus, Western Cape

‘Tiny Treasures’ Art.b, Bellville

Contemporary Cape Art, Kirstenbosch, Cape Town

‘Something Els’ Rooi Els, Western Cape

‘Whimsy’ – Group Exhibition, Rust-en-Vrede

Members’ exhibition Art.b, Bellville

‘Surface – Group exhibition, IS Art, Stellenbosch


‘Surface’ – Group exhibition, IS Art, Stellenbosch

‘Secret Histories’, Art.b, Bellville

‘Celebrate Life!’, Group Exhibition, Pringle Bay

‘Out of the Blue’, GIF Gallery, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

‘Portrait 100’ Rupert Museum, Stellenbosch (part of the top 100 in the South African Portrait Competition)

2021 Vuleka Finalists group exhibition, Art.b

2 works on the Tollman Bouchard Finlayson finalists Tondo group exhibition, Hermanus

‘Tiny Treasures’, Art.b

‘Breathe’ Harold Porter Botanical Garden, Betty’s Bay

‘Botanical’ IS Art, Stellenbosch

Members’ exhibition Art.b, Bellville

‘Home is where the Art is’, Zeitz Mocca, Cape Town