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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 (1947) 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 out 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 art works, 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 distill emotions onto canvas. Her style is clean and precise, even abstract or seemingly looser works are meticulously painted. 

This meticulous way of approaching abstract art is also what makes her paintings so special. Monique has the ability to portray distilled emotions in the work. Her meticulous style allows for all her work to hold on to fleeting emotions or moments. Which is obviously nothing short from miraculous. Other works like her Mysterious Powers series attunes to a stronger emotion. Like a tenor holding a bittersweet note for longer than thought possible. Her style paintings hold several layers of intrigue for anyone who sees or wishes to explore one of her abstract paintings.

Monique Leliefeld has been painting for decades. Monique was originally schooled as a geographer and expanded her field to teach art classes for Dutch high school students. Her passion has been awakening creativity in her students. She has been inspiring creativity and making art over half a century. She is continuously developing her style by painting together with fellow artist in the region of Voorschoten. Monique is very involved within the cultural community of Voorschoten. She regularly creates exhibitions at Museum Voorschoten and has been on the board of Kunstgenootschap Vlietstreek, her regional art society.


When Monique paints she hopes that her work will spark a moment of joy or loosen the grip of the toil of the everyday through seeing something beautiful. To her art means expressing your emotion without using words. Art is the creation of beauty in our world. However, making art is also lot of hard work. 

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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