My name is Monique van Someren and I live in Elizabethtown-Kitley, Ontario, Canada, having emigrated from The Netherlands in 2014.

I am a Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts graduate. My degree programme was Architecture and Design, with Interior Architecture and Design as my major course of study.

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 portray the little beauties that are so easily overlooked or simply too small to be seen with the naked eye. It is my hope that my artwork will motivate the viewer to take a moment to rest and admire the wonderful and precious nature that surrounds us. All my drawings and paintings are inspired by macro photos, which I shoot myself.  For my drawings I use coloured pencils with a touch of alcohol markers and airbrush on drawing paper, while my paintings are oil paint on canvas.

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