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Paintings by Monique Leliefeld

Welcome to this page dedicated to the brilliant contemporary artist Monique Leliefeld. Monique is a Dutch painter of emotion. Her figurative technique is excellent, and she uses her precise style to capture fleeting emotions inside abstract paintings. Truly evoking emotions from the viewer with her work. Seeing her work in real life is truly exceptional; a picture online does not convey the emotion that her work can elicit. Feel the depth of one of her acrylic paintings today, with our 30 day return policy. Monique's paintings are in high demand. Her paintings have already been bought by collectors in three continents. Buy an expertly painted abstract painting by Monique today!


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Mysterious Power Series


Kantjes - Lace Series

Ochre rich works

About the paintings Leliefeld makes

Monique Leliefeld (1950) is a painter of emotion. She works and reworks her paintings until an essence of emotion is distilled into her forms. Standing in front of her work immediately twangs an emotion in the viewer. Her joie de vivre series evokes an immediate sense of happiness. The emotion in Mysterious Power is not a raw or wild, but subdued strength. Her technique masterfully works in texture and different stratification in all her work. Lovely to behold an envelope a room.


Monique's technique can best be described as abstract, but painted with the precision of a figurative fine-art painter. She started as mainly a figurative painter. Taking inspiration from her Dutch heritage and Dutch Masters. Her own painting style has progressed over the years from figurative to her current abstract paintings. Her Impressions of Tuscany painting is an example of her figurative mastery, whilst Sun and Beach is a combination of her abstract style and figurative style. Many critics believe that to master abstract art; one must first master figurative art. One can not just paint abstract as an artist; one has to slide into it with all together with being aware of the technical formality of the process.

Monique's oeuvre has taken this formal process of transitioning from painstakingly precise figurative art to painstakingly precise abstract art. She works and reworks artworks, and sometimes makes use of mixed media items to strengthen abstract pieces. She is constantly thinking about the use of colour, texture and composition to distil emotions onto canvas. Her style is clean and precise, even abstract or seemingly looser works.

Recent Art Exhibitions


  • Solo Exhibition: Raw Emotions, Area071, Leiderdorp
  • Solo Exhibition: Mysterious Power Series, Vereniging Ouderenbelang Voorschoten (VOV), Voorschoten


  • Group Exhibition- "50 Tinten Rood", Museum Voorschoten, Voorschoten


  • Duo Exhibition, Voorschoten Library, Voorschoten


  • Base Clear Biochemical, Leiden.
  • Zomerzotheid, Museum Voorschoten, Voorschoten 


  • Group Exhibtion, Museum Voorschoten, Voorschoten


Other exhibition spaces include;

  • Head Offices of Shell, The Hague
  • Wooon  Woonboulevard in Leiderdorp
  • Verpleeghuis Wijckerslooth Oegstgeest

Art Collections

Leliefeld's work has been collected by art collectors in The Netherlands, Singapore, Ivorycoast and Japan. 

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