Snow Flakes Show at the O'Connor Gallery

10 November – 10 December 2022, 130 King Street East, Gananoque, ON

Welcome to my website.

My name is Monique van Someren and I live in Elizabethtown-Kitley in Canada, together with my spouse and our two rescue dogs. Our lovely home overlooks the mighty St. Lawrence River, which is a huge inspiration for me every day and every season anew.

I am a Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts graduate and ever since I can remember I have been interested in painting, drawing and photography, resulting in decades of creativity and above all, a tremendous amount of fun and gratification.

I love to depict nature’s astonishing beauty, but also the allure of those commonplace everyday objects that are so easily overlooked or taken for granted. It is my hope that my artworks will encourage and motivate the viewer to take a moment and to be fascinated by the wondrous nature and all those seemingly insignificant little gems that surround us.

For my drawings I use coloured pencils with a touch of alcohol markers and airbrush on drawing paper, while my paintings are mostly oil paint on canvas or wood.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me by sending me a message through Instagram messenger or by completing the form below.

I would be happy to hear from you.


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