Come see these original works by Monique van Someren, our November 'On the Wall' artist! This show includes selected oil painting renditions of her macro photos of individual snow crystals.
On the Wall - November 2020
Artist Statement - Monique van Someren
Capturing the Tiny Elements of Nature - Winter Edition
As a nature enthusiast, I love to portray the little beauties that are so easily overlooked, while I like to show details 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 oil paintings of snow crystals are inspired by macro photos, which I shoot myself at night, at temperatures of around -15°C. Every crystal is unique and only exists for a few moments, which is just enough #me for me to capture them in an image, after which I paint them considerably enlarged, for everyone to enjoy their astounding and mysterious beauty.