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Holly Monroe

Holly V. Monroe is a third generation calligrapher with a deep appreciation for beautiful lettering and fine art. Tutored by her mother in art and her father in calligraphy, she has since studied under some of the world’s finest calligraphy instructors. In 1980, Holly opened her studio in Cincinnati under the family name, Heirloom Artists and in 2015 she moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Holly’s motivation is “to feed the soul by making meaningful words beautiful.” She captures inspirational texts with flourishes, florals, illustrations and colorful hand lettering, specializing on calfskin with illumination. Private and commercial commissions comprise much of Holly’s work, but she also teaches a variety of workshops, even on cruises! She has raised a creative son and daughter, both married with 4 precious grandchildren. When not at the drawing board, Holly loves to dance, golf, ski, hike and she leads a Bible Study.